Jane not so ‘ordinaire’ after all

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    PROMISING youngster Ordinaire Jane is doing her best to match the feats of her well-performed mother.

    By Stonebridge Regal, the filly is from multiple feature winning mare Cam River, which is exceeding her racing deeds in the breeding barn.

    One of Cam River’s victories is the 1999 Tasbred Final, which also doubled as her first win.

    At Launceston last night, Ordinaire Jane broke her maiden status – ironically in a Tasbred Final!

    “Her mum pretty much did the same thing, although it was in the two-year-old series, not the three-year-old like Jane,” trainer Brooke Hammond said.

    “Cam River was knocked out of the race at her debut, then finished second in a heat and won the Final. Ordinaire Jane finished second in her heat, which was her debut, and got her first win in the Final.

    “Cam River won again as a three-year-old, so it will be great if Ordinaire Jane can win her second Final next season like her mum did.

    “Cam River is also the dam of Cat Bay, which won the three-year-old Final. Another of her daughters, Stone Skipper was second at two and her son Real River was third as a four-year-old. She has done a terrific job at stud.”

    As for Ordinaire Jane, she was driven “perfectly” by Troy Hillier to account for Little Bit Of Big and Itz Gemmas Delight in 2:02.8 over 2200 metres.

    “What a great drive by Troy, he drove her perfectly,” Hammond said. “I was worried about her beginning from the pole as I didn’t know where she would end up, but it didn’t matter in the end as Troy just summed it all up perfectly.”

    Bred by the Hammond family, Ordinaire Jane will be given an easy week before a suitable target is selected.

    “To be honest I hadn’t looked past the Final, so I don’t know where she will head next,” Hammond said. “She is only a little thing and would be flat out reaching 14 hands, so I won’t be knocking her around.

    “She is so small it is almost embarrassing bringing her to the races, but she has a heart as big as herself.

    “I’ve had a lot of problems with her and she has done a marvellous job to even get to the races.”

    • PAUL COURTS

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