HUGELY promising Northern Rivers youngster Jonesy has been transferred to the Queensland kennels of leading trainer Tony Brett to do his future racing.
Breeder, owner and former trainer Peter Simpson said he and wife Helen had decided to give the dog to one of Australia’s leading trainers, Queenslander Brett, in the hope the dog will measure up to Group racing in the future on the strength of the promising start he has enjoyed to his career.
A son of number one sire Barcia Bale and See Blue, Jonesy has raced six times for three wins and a third under Simpson’s guidance.
He made the final of the coveted Pop Northfield Maiden at Casino in October after running a quick 23.38 and 23.40 in the heat and semi-finals. He was never out of trouble when fifth to a flying Corykodi in the rich final.
He had beaten Corykodi in his heat win.
At his latest outing, Jonesy ran a scorching 29.78 to win a fifth grade at the Lismore circuit.
“That’s when Helen and I decided to ask Tony Brett if he would train the dog for us,” said Simpson.
“I told him not to start him if he did not think he would measure up. Bretty simply said we wouldn’t be getting him back for a long time. He has no doubt he will measure up.”
Beautifully bred, Jonesy is out of the Surf Lorian-Glass Placard bitch See Blue who won 25 races for Nev Waters in Townsville.
She is already the dam of Group class gallopers Top Prosecutor and See Blue’s Girl.