Mark Kavanagh is not one to spruik his young horses,
preferring to let them do the talking on the track.
It’s why the Melbourne Cup-winning trainer is reluctant to
play up the chances of emerging filly Joan’s A Jett (Rock 'n' Pop x Luna Tudor) who steps to metropolitan
grade at only her second start at Caulfield on Wednesday.
The daughter of Rock ‘N’ Pop turned heads with a storming
maiden win at Seymour last month, after which Kavanagh spoke about her autumn
While he’s got plenty of time for Joan’s A Jett, Kavanagh
knows she has a task ahead of her against five other last start winners in the
benchmark 64 contest.
“Three-year-old fillies rarely win in town straight after
winning their maiden,” Kavanagh said.
“She’s not a flash trackworker but I’ve been happy with her
work since the maiden.
“I’m not going there expecting to win but she’s a nice,
But overcoming the odds is something that Joan’s A Jett has
already become accustomed to in her short life.
Despite the fact that she's by an emerging Group One-winning
stallion, out of a Group Two-winning mare and a half-sister to Group One winner
Allez Wonder, Joan's A Jett had a tough start to life.
She was orphaned as a foal when her dam Luna Tudor died,
leaving one of Trelawney Stud's Group One winners in Pernod to foster and raise