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Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Close relation of the legendary Hurricane Fly obliges on debut

Who's My Jockey was making his first start for Philip Hobbs

Hurricane Fly: was trained by Willie Mullins to win 22 Grade 1s
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Who's My Jockey, a close relation to the legendary hurdler Hurricane Fly who sold for €120,000 as a foal, got his racing career off to a perfect start with a win in the bumper at Market Rasen on Sunday.

Having taken up the lead a furlong out, Who's My Jockey ran on well under rider Richard Johnson despite coming under pressure. A neck separated the first three home, with Wemyss Point in second and Counter Shy in third.

Who's My Jockey, a four-year-old Yeats gelding trained by Philip Hobbs for Paul and Clare Rooney, topped the 2013 Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale when sold by Yellowford Farm as a foal to Ben Case.

Case trains for Lady Jane Grosvenor, who sold him on to Kevin Ross for €60,000 as a three-year-old store last year.

His sale-topping price was in no small part thanks to another of Scandisk's sons Hurricane Fly, whose haul of 22 Grade 1s included five Irish Champion Hurdles, two Champion Hurdles at Cheltenham and four Punchestown Champion Hurdles.

Scandisk has produced three other winners including the Listed-placed Hunzy, Diskussion and Thunderwing.

Blixt, a five-year-old sister of Who's My Jockey, showed promise when third on her bumper debut at Gowran Park in February, and was fourth on her next start in a Wexford bumper on Friday.

Scandisk also has a three-year-old sister to Who's My Jockey and a two-year-old colt by Camelot.

Scandisk's third dam Ceol An Oir produced the Pretty Polly Stakes winner Lady Singer and the high-class Yankee Gold, which may be where Hurricane Fly's ability stemmed from.

Four-time Gold Cup hero Yeats is by Sadler's Wells out of a Top Ville mare, as was Hurricane Fly's late sire Montjeu.


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Having taken up the lead a furlong out, Who's My Jockey ran on well under rider Richard Johnson despite coming under pressure
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