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JJ The Jet Plane Wins South Africa Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint
In South Africa, front-running 5YO entire JJ The Jet Plane (Jet Master-Majestic Guest, by Northern Guest) scored a 2-lengths victory in the R600,000 (A$86,000) Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint (1200m) at Scottsville to claim this race for the 2nd time (having also won in 2008). JJ The Jet Plane (ridden by Piere Strydom for trainer Lucky Houdalakis) defeated 4YO entire Rushing Wind (Windrush-Nordic Vine, by Northern Guest) & 4YO gelding Moroccan (Kitalpha-Needthequilt, by Arctic Tern). JJ The Jet Plane (who won the 2008 Equus Award as South African Champion Sprinter) took his record to 10 wins (also including 2009's UK Listed Leisure Stakes over 6 furlongs at Windsor & UAE Listed Al Quoz Sprint over 1200m at Nad Al Sheba, plus 2008's Gr1 Mercury Sprint over 1200m at Clairwood, Gr1 Computaform Sprint over 1000m at Turffontein, Gr1 Golden Horse Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville, Gr2 Senor Santa Handicap over 1200m at Vaal & Gr3 Man O'War Sprint over 1100m at Turffontein, as well as 2007's Gr3 Graham Beck Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein) & 5 placings (including 2009's UK Gr1 Darley July Cup over 6 furlongs at Newmarket & UK Gr3 Dubai Duty Free World Trophy over 5 furlongs at Newbury, plus 2008's Listed Sea Cottage Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein) from 21 starts for R3,855,300 (A$551,000) earnings.