Turbulent Jet to Take Off in Civic Stakes 2015

June 29, 2015

Turbulent Jet to Take Off in Civic Stakes 2015

Local horseman Lee Curtis opted not to run his in-form galloper Turbulent Jet on the Heavy Rosehill track last Saturday and instead saved him for a run at the same course hopefully on firmer going in the 2015 Civic Stakes this weekend.

Turbulent Jet

Turbulent Jet will step up to black-type company for the first time in Saturday’s 2015 Civic Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. Photo: Steve Hart.

The five-year-old Jet Spur gelding was scratched from the last at Rosehill Gardens on Winter Cup Day, Curtis taking him out of the $85,000 TAB.Com.Au Handicap (1200m) subsequently won by Dubleo mare Two Blue.

The Wyong-based, Kristen Buchanan-trained six-year-old winner of that race Two Blue is now nominated to possibly back-up on Saturday in black-type company in the $100,000 Listed Civic Stakes (1350m).

While she will be on the short seven day turnaround if accepted, Turbulent Jet will have freshness in his legs not having run last weekend in order to avoid the run in the mud.

“If the track had have been a [Soft] seven I would have run [on Saturday],” Curtis told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“It was as simple as that. With no rain around this week the track should improve a bit.”

Turbulent Jet has won four of his past 16 starts and has run second in his two most recent runs both over the 1200m at Rosehill.

The first was behind Alberto Magic on May 9 when beaten two and a quarter lengths before a better barrier but same Soft (7) track conditions saw him improve to go down a mere nose to Aussies Love Sport in a BenchMark 85 three weeks later.

Now with five weeks between runs he will make his stakes debut stepping up in class for the Civic Stakes where his rivals could include Peter & Paul Snowden’s WJ Healy Stakes winner Dothraki and the Chris Waller-trained import Rugged Cross.

“This time of year it doesn’t worry me too much,” Curtis said of the step up to Listed company.

“If there were other options like a six-furlong ratings race we would probably go with that, but it doesn’t worry me to go to [the Civic Stakes this Saturday].”

Curtis has faith in the horse’s ability and form but admits they have kept him wrapped in cotton wool a bit since he suffered a bleeding attack.

“It’s probably just a mental thing to be honest for us, given the fact he’s bled before,” he said.

“That was on a shifty track. I gave him a gallop once I scratched him [on Saturday] and he worked as good as he can. He went terrific.

“I can’t say I’ve done anything different and sometimes in other preps he might not have come up.

“Horses do that and they don’t come up, but they can come up next time.

“It looks like he has done that and he has looked enormous the whole time through. He’s going really good.”

While there’s definite class among the other 16 Civic Stakes nominees this winter, many of the big name hopes are missing from the entries with connections keeping them for Grafton’s $150,000 Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) Wednesday week, July 8.

Among those are last year’s Ramornie Handicap winner Big Money and Team Snowden’s recent Ortensia Stakes winner That’s A Good Idea who was last seen running second behind Ball Of Muscle in the Group 2 QTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben in late May.

Jockey Danny Beasley meanwhile is set to replace apprentice Winona Costin, aboard for the sprinter’s two latest starts, in the saddle of Turbulent Jet in the Civic Stakes.

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