I Am Invincible sired his first ever runner in Japan on Boxing Day and two year-old filly Jazz Etude emerged as an impressive winner.
It was a Boxing Day to savour for Robert and Barbara McClure’s Morning Rise Stud with their homebred Splendoronthegrass winning at Eagle Farm before Splendoronthegrass’ half-sister Jazz Etude made a winning debut in Japan.
On the Group I Hopeful Stakes undercard at Nakayama, Jazz Etude made the best possible start to her career when leading at every call over 1600m.
Ridden by Yukito Ishikawa for trainer Yoichi Kuroiwa, Jazz Etude defeated the favoured Italian-bred Danon Ballade colt Ballade in Milano by one and a quarter lengths
Owned by Kazuko Yoshida, Jazz Etude was bred by Morning Rise Stud and was consigned by Coolmore Stud to the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Katsumi Yoshida had the last say at $650,000 for the daughter of I Am Invincible, and two months later she was on a plane to Japan.
The McClure’s raced the dam of Splendoronthegrass and Jazz Etude, Mumbai Rock.
The daughter of Fastnet Rock was purchased through bloodstock agent James Bester for $1,550,000 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.
She returned just $29,735 of that on the track,with a lone win at Kembla Grange but there are exciting times ahead.
Morning Rise Stud will consign a full-sister, again through the Coolmore draft, to the upcoming Magic Millions in January.