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Snitzel x Jestatune (by Rory's Jester)
Standing at Hunter Valley, NSW
As a brilliant Group-winning sprinting son of the multiple Champion Sire Snitzel, Jukebox kick started his career in the best possible fashion to remain unbeaten as a juvenile, highlighted by a dominant two length victory over his peers in the $250,000 Listed Inglis Premier (1200m).
Returning in the Spring to win the stallion-making Gr.3 MRC Vain Stakes (1100m), a race won in recent years by Starspangledbanner, Sepoy, Russian Revolution and Bivouac, Jukebox produced an outstanding sectional for the final 200m of the race, highlighting a blistering turn of foot that had always set him apart from the rest.
Jukebox recorded a further three Group placings in a brief career of just eight starts, finishing second to Gr.1-winning filly Catchy and defeating Booker in the Gr.2 VRC Danehill Stakes (1200m) as well as finishing second to another high-class filly Formality in the Gr.3 MRC Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m).
A naturally fast, precocious horse that won his first three starts, Jukebox ran true to his pedigree being from the top class stakes-winning juvenile Jestatune, a daughter of Golden Slipper and leading speed influence Rory’s Jester, who of course is also the broodmare sire of Not A Single Doubt.
A half-sister to WA Gr.1 winner Ihtsahymn, Jestatune is from another stakes-winning juvenile in Umatune, a daughter of Gr.1-winning 2YO and Gr.1 sire Umatilla.
An extremely affordable son of reigning Champion Sire Snitzel from a power packed colonial family, Jukebox is sure to strike a tune with breeders looking for precocity, speed and a great physique.
"He was the best 2YO we have had - early, very sharp & natural."
Ciaron Maher, Trainer
"He is the most natural athlete I have ever worked with, both in Australia and in England.”
David Eustace, Co-trainer Ciaron Maher Racing
"You love to see a three-year-old colt resume like that. He’s very exciting."
Ciaron Maher, After Jukebox's first-up win in the Gr.3 Vain Stakes