The top-weight Air Force Jet took the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery Handicap by one and a quarter lengths in fine fashion at Navan, Ireland on Saturday, 7 September 2019. The Joseph Patrick O’Brien-trained bay clot of CHARM SPIRIT was ridden by Donnacha O’ Brien in the 1000m race for two-year-olds. The Alpha Racing-owned and Mrs John Harrington-trained Punita Arora was the runner-up under Tom Madden. The S Prichard-Jones & R B Jones Jr & Mrs J Harrington-owned and and Mrs John Harrington-trained was further three lengths behind in third under Shane Foley.
“He did it well”, said Donnacha O’Brien, I fancied him today as I thought it was a big step down in class for him compared to what the rest of them had done. He had the experience. He travelled at a five-furlong pace and put it to bed well.”
This is Air Force Jet’s second victory in his career, having won previously a maiden in his second outing.