By Glenn Davis
Toowoomba mare Jadentom will be out to give trainer Lindsay Hatch and his family some belated Christmas joy at the Sunshine Coast on Thursday.
Jadentom is owned by Hatch’s wife Tracey and is named after their two children, daughter Jade and son Thomas.
The six-year-old mare has won three of her four starts at the Sunshine Coast and will be out to continue her impressive strike rate in the Open Handicap (1000m).
Hatch’s two children don’t get much opportunity to attend race meetings because of school but son Tom is likely to be at Caloundra to watch the six-year-old mare who has won eight of her 21 starts.
“Unfortunately, the kids don’t get to watch her race much because they’re at school or have other commitments but it’s holiday time now,” Hatch said.
“Tom loves going to the races and I expect he’ll be going to watch.”
Hatch believes Jadentom is up to winning a Stakes race and believes next year’s Listed Weetwood Handicap is an ideal target.
“She’s the perfect type for the Weetwood and it’s her home track so we’ll be looking at that race for her next year,” Hatch said.
Hatch has also nominated Jadentom for two races at Eagle Farm on Saturday but won’t make a final call where she starts until as late as possible.
“At this stage she’ll run at the Sunshine Coast but I want to study the noms at Eagle Farm first,” he said.
Jadentom is coming off a last start fourth to Frangipani Moon in the Listed Just Now Quality (1350m) at Doomben on December 7.
At her previous two starts she won the Jacaranda Cup (1106m) at Grafton before finishing third to Miss Fabulass in the Listed Tatt’s Classic (1200m) at Doomben last month.
“She had to make a run too early in the Tatt’s Classic which took its toll and she got beaten by a very good horse,” Hatch said.
“Then in the Just Now she was a bit slow away and got further back than we expected.
“It’s only a small field but Tarzan is the one to beat even though he’s got a big weight.”
Racing Queensland webnews December 23