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By Glenn Davis
Seven-year-old mares tend to be in the breeding barn this time of the year, however Jadentom will be chasing her second Stakes victory in the Spirit Of Boom Classic at Doomben on Saturday.
Jadentom is a family horse and is arguably one of the State’s most improved sprinters after claiming her first Black-Type win in the Listed Weetwood Handicap on her home track at Toowoomba in September.
It was trainer Lindsay Hatch’s first attempt at winning Toowoomba’s signature sprint and proved a family affair as Jadentom is raced by Hatch’s wife Tracey and is named after his children, Jade and Tom.
Jadentom subsequently proved the Weetwood win was no fluke with an easy win over Kelly Schweida’s brilliant sprinter The Odyssey over 1200 metres at Doomben in October.
The daughter of Rothesay has competed several times in Stakes races and was placed in the Listed Tatt’s Classic at Doomben 12 months ago.
Hatch took her to Sydney for the Group 3 Triscay Stakes at Randwick in February last year and she wasn’t disgraced finishing eighth, just over three lengths, behind the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Alassio.
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Hatch, who won the Toowoomba trainers’ premiership for the first time last season, decided against sending Jadentom to stud this season.
“We’ve looked after her from day one and she’s only had 28 starts,” Hatch said.
“But this will probably be her last season as I expect she’ll go through the Magic Millions National Broodmare sale next June.
“I think she’ll be hard to beat again as she’s drawn well in the middle of the field.
“If she can get a good run in the race, she’ll look the winner at some stage in the straight.”
Hatch isn’t keen to proceed to the Magic Millions at the Gold Coast in January with Jadentom.
“I’m not sure yet as I just want to get this race on Saturday out of the way first,” he said.
“I don’t want her to go to the Magic Millions at this stage but it’s worth a lot of money so you never know.”
Looking forward to this weekend, Hatch believes the Spirit Of Boom is a wide-open affair with a number of gallopers who can get the job done.
“It’s been a very good season for us so far and it would be great to win another Stakes race with her,” he said.
“But it’s a tough race with a lot of chances.”
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