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By Graham Potter | Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Harry Richardson trained Jazz was only having her eighth career start (as a seven-year-old) when he stepped out to contest a Maiden Plate over 1788m at Dalby on August 25.

In essence, the daughter of Drumbeats had largely been struggling in her previous seven starts, but, if there was any beacon of light in those results, it was that her two closest finishes came at the Dalby track, her third place finish back on December 16 being her best result prior to this latest run.

That run was over 1200m and Richardson had tried her over 1400m and the 1666m in subsequent runs (without any great effect), but he continued that distance push here asking Jazz to try again at 1788m.

There was certainly a nibble in the betting for Jazz, who started third favourite at $6 behind Chosen Distance ($2.45) and Adam’s Apple ($3.70) … but those who liked her chances should have taken a mouthful instead of a nibble as the result was never in any doubt from the moment Jasmine Cornish asked Jazz to start a long run halfway through the sweep to the home turn.

Until then, Jazz had stayed nicely in touch with lead throughout, racing some three lengths back in fourth place behind the front-runners, the favourite Chosen Distance and the $6.50 chance Craypot, but, that scenario changed quickly once Jazz started her forward move.

She was up to a close-up third place, four wide, approaching the home turn before seriously joining in the fight for the lead … three runners were spread across the track on straightening … and Jazz had arrived in that position carrying a lot of momentum and she swept past the two early leaders.

The was still a moment where she Jazz had to dig in to cement her authority on proceedings … she appeared did want to run in slightly … but she then stretched out in a straight line, and suddenly it was ‘race over’ as Jazz pulled away from her rivals to score what, in the end, was something of a soft win, the margin being a full 2.50 lengths.

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