HIGHLY regarded for his prowess in the cart, Nathan Jack is creating a huge impression among the training ranks this season.
Having last prepared a small team during the 2017/18 season, Jack made a decision to return to the fold this term, which has seen him cut a regular path to the winners’ circle.
From 33 starts, Jack has registered 13 victories, with his latest coming at Club Menangle just moments ago.
Jack has also notched 12 placings for a top three strike rate of an incredible 75.7 per cent!
“Training has always been a passion, plus the numbers were building up and I wanted to take a lot of pressure off Dad (Russell),” Jack said.
“Having horses in Dad’s name allowed me more flexibility for freelance driving, but if there is a clash with our stable and a horse I would normally drive now, then that’s just unfortunate as I have to stick loyal to my owners.”
As for his latest moment in the spotlight, Jack scored his biggest win thanks to Eye Believe capturing the $400,000 Australian Pacing Gold Final.
Successful in her heat a fortnight ago, Eye Believe completed the clean sweep by leading throughout from barrier six.
With Amanda Turnbull in the cart, the daughter of Captaintreacherous showed tremendous gate speed before cruising to a seven-and-a-half metre triumph from Luvareschs.
After working overtime in the ‘death seat’, Eureka Jo battled on bravely to be seven-and-a-half metres away third.
Covering the mile in 1:56, Eye Believe stretched her record to two wins and two seconds from four starts for earnings of $234,499 for owners Ros and Terry Cluse.
From former handy filly, Now Eye See, the two-year-old is closely-related to Group One winners Rockin Marty, Two Eye See, Eye See Diamonds and Hardhitter.
“She will have a let up now, just a couple of weeks, then I will get her ready for the Breeders’ Challenge,” Jack said.
“She is also eligible for the Breeders’ Crown, but we may miss that.”