J J The Jet Plane: set to return to the track after recovering from injuryPICTURE: HKJC
J J The Jet Plane to race on after injury scare
South Africa: High-class sprinter J J The Jet Plane, whose career looked in jeopardy when he injured his near-fore in Dubai last April, is set to return in the Betting World Cape Flying Championship at Kenilworth on January 21.
Trainer Lucky Houdalakis said: "We found swelling on his lower suspensory in Dubai and although he was never lame we took him out of work. He had a core lesion, in other words a hole in his tendon. The Dubai vets treated him and he stayed there for four months.
"He is working great now and it is more than likely that he will run in the Cape Flying. Bernard Fayd’Herbe will ride him."
Fayd’Herbe also had the mount when the gelding won the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai last March. He took over from Piere Strydom who partnered J J The Jet Plane to victory in five South African Grade 1 sprints as well as the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint.
The seven-year-old could hardly face a tougher return than the Cape Flying when he will come up against sprinting stars What A Winterand Val De Ra.