A COUPLE of easy days before pressing towards her main target this campaign…that’s the plan with quality mare Im Ready Jet.
Speaking after the trotter’s success in last night’s Maori Mile in Bendigo, trainer Anton Golino explained he will give Im Ready Jet one more start before the Great Southern Star.
That outing shapes as the E B Cochrane Cup, which is part of Ballarat’s phenomenal Cup night on January 22.
Im Ready Jet will then be kept fresh for the Great Southern Star at Tabcorp Park Melton a fortnight later, meaning the squaregaiter will bypass the V L Dullard Cup during the middle week.
“At this stage it will be on to the Cochrane Cup in a couple of weeks, then the Great Southern Star a couple of weeks later,” Golino said.
“Two weeks between runs works out perfectly for her.”
Reuniting with reinsman Jason Lee, Im Ready Jet was pushed through from the inside of the second row to gain the run of the race behind Tornado Valley, which led from the pole.
Finishing swiftly along the sprint lane, Im Ready Jet dashed to a metre-and-a-half win from Majestic Man, with Tornado Valley battling on to be a metre-and-a-half away third.
Covering the mile in 1:55.4, the five-year-old stretched her record to 15 wins and eight placings from 33 starts for earnings of $281,600.
Bred and owned by Yabby Dam Farms, Im Ready Jet’s haul includes four Group Ones, a Group Two and a pair of Group Threes.
“She got the ideal run and was able to make the most of it,” Golino said. “With that kind of run she was always going to be finishing strongly.”