Staying Future Awaits Bathurst Record Breaker

EXCITING youngster Miss Ezmae equalled Rajasthan's Bathurst 618 metre track record with a blistering display on Monday for trainer Jack Smith.

David Brasch

27 July 2021

EXCITING young bitch Miss Ezmae equalled Rajasthan’s Bathurst 618 metre track record with a blistering display on Monday.

But she has now presented trainer Jack Smith with a problem.

Miss Ezmae ran 35.69 to score by six lengths and take her record to five wins from 10 starts.

The performance was exceptional considering Rajasthan won the Group 1 Sandown Cup and was a multiple Group performer during his fabulous race career.

“Gee, she went really nice,” said Smith of the victory.

“But the problem is where can I go now with her?”

It was Miss Ezmae’s first run since failing in a heat of the Group 1 Maturity at The Meadows.

“She didn’t fire at all in Victoria but we had to hand her and Jungle Deuce over to someone else to handle for the Maturity and sometimes that does not suit dogs, especially bitches,” Smith said.

He will not drop Miss Ezmae back to sprints, preferring to keep her over distance from now on.

Her mother Zagati, a daughter of champion brood Solar Pak, was a more than accomplished stayer in Victoria for Robert Britton.

“If she can run 700 metres she looks an ideal staying type,” he said. “Her run home of 10.80 was pretty good at Bathurst.

“She will run 700 metres,” he said confidently.

Kennel star Jungle Deuce was trialled during the Bathurst meeting and his 29.36 time eclipsed the track record of 29.37.

Jungle Deuce was third to Envy To Burn in a heat of the Maturity coming from well back early.

“He hit the running rail in Melbourne,” Smith said.

Smith lamented the current lockdown situation and zoned racing measures in NSW.

“He’s ready to go but I’ve got nowhere to go with him,” he said of Jungle Deuce the winner of 13 of his 21 starts and $209,000.