fitting result Lemonade Parade, a three-year-old gelding by the Melbourne Cup winner
Jeune, scored an impressive win in the Jeune at Lindsay Park Handicap at Cheltenham on
From the Jackson Square mare Amfast,
Lemonade Parade impressed winning trainer Gary Kennewell and jockey David Tootell with his
Tootell was especially taken with the
youngster's ability to knuckle down in the race when required.
"When I snagged him in behind them he
really concentrated," Tootell said after the win before telling connections of his
delight at the finish unleashed by the winner.
Lemonade Parade is just one of a large
group of gallopers by Jeune which have been setting the track on fire in recent weeks.
After being crowned as the Australian Horse
of the Year, Jeune was retired to Lindsay Park Stud by one of the industry's greats, the
late CS Hayes.
Already the sire of some top class
performers like Wakeful Stakes winner Lolita Star, stakes winning two-year-old Pompous,
and fellow stakes winners After Beune and Party Boy, the best of Jeune's progeny is by
most good judges still yet to come.
Lindsay Park's head trainer Tony McEvoy is
just one fan of Jeune, who feels his present day performers can only get better.
McEvoy made the point that the gallopers by the Melbourne
Cup winner are tending to be very versatile like their father on the track.
"Whilst Jeune's progeny are capable of winning as
two-year-olds, I'm quite sure they will improve through their four, five and six-year-old
days," McEvoy said.
"The Jeunes under our care thrive on training and look
to be following in the footsteps of their father, who reached his peak as a
six-year-old," he added.
A four time Group One winner Jeune is a son of the Group
One winning sire Kalaglow. He is from the winning French mare Youthful. She is also the
dam of the European Group Two winner Beneficial and the stakes placed pair of Dorset Duke
Jeune, a winner at two, trained on to be a winner at three,
four, six and seven.
During his six-year-old season he was nothing short of
sensational. He won the Melbourne Cup, Underwood Stakes and Orr Stakes during that period.
His Orr Stakes win, first up after winning the Melbourne Cup, was breath taking. In the
Orr Jeune stormed home to win in the course record breaking time of 1-21.1 for the 1400
Jeune will be standing at Lindsay Park Stud again this season for a fee of
$11,000 (inc GST).