Derby Potential for Fastnet Colt

Jadeer (Fastnet Rock) winning at Mooneee Valley

An impressive winner on debut at Hawkesbury in early August, the Hawkes Racing trained colt Jadeer (3c Fastnet Rock  x Moon is Up, by Woodman) confirmed his staying potential when beating older horses to win comfortably at Mooneee Valley on Friday night.

A homebred for Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Jadeer is entered for all the spring staying features including the Group I VRC Victoria Derby and gave notice that he may develop into a serious contender with this powerful win.

He led throughout for Dwayne Dunn and kicked clear to win the 20140 metre contest by more than a length, his second win in just four starts.

Foaled and raised at Coolmore, Jadeer has a huge international pedigree being a half-brother to Australian bred South African Group I winner Amanee and to the dam of Group I Breeders Cup Mile winner Karakontie.

He is the seventh winner for stakes-winning Woodman mare Moon is Up, a three-quarter sister to Group I winner / champion sire Kingmambo and half-sister to Group I winner East of the Moon from champion mare Miesque.

Jadeer is a colt with serious international stallion appeal if he can gain the Black Type to match his world class pedigree.

22 year-old Moon is Up has a yearling filly by Fastnet Rock, but missed to him last spring.

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