A good week for Oakland Park bred yearlings in Melbourne, with Jukebox making it two from two winning the $250,000 Listed Inglis Premier (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
This follows on from our 2016 Inglis Premier sales topper Dicumus winning on debut at Ballarat earlier in the week.
Jukebox has now asserted himself as one of Victoria’s leading two year olds and a genuine contender for the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes.
Trained by leading trainer Ciaron Maher, who said on Saturday “He’s always been our benchmark two year old, he’s very professional and very natural.’’
“Fitness wise he has improved out of his first run and I still think there’s a bit of improvement there also. It’s three weeks into the Diamond now so it’s a good spacing.’’
Oakland Park sold Jukebox at the Inglis Premier sale last year for $200,000, which now looks to be a bargain buy for connections.
Jukebox is by champion stallion Snitzel out of Oakland Park’s black type-winning Rory’s Jester mare Jestatune.
He is the fifth of her six progeny of Jestatune to race, of which four are race winners.
Jestatune has a Not A Single Doubt filly on the ground.