After winning the Easter Cup at Caulfield

After winning the Easter Cup at Caulfield jockey, Dwayne Dunn told trainer David Hayes that former UK stayer Jet Away reminded him of “the chestnut”.


That chestnut which Dunn was referring holds a special place in both jockey and trainer’s heart - it was Tawqeet, winner of the 2006 Caulfield Cup.


Dunn acknowledged it was a big call, but noted the similarities were striking.


“He’s got a good turn of foot just like Tawqeet,” Dunn declared.


“He’s very similar and although he’s got to take the step up, but Tawqeet hadn’t done as much as him.”


Such a comparison resonates with Hayes who holds Caulfield Cup ambitions with Jet Away, who’ll next run in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000 m) at Randwick on April 27.


Dunn said he was impressed with how Jet Away, a winner of the Bendigo Golden Mile and Easter Cup at his only two starts, lengthened when asked.


He said what gave the six-year-old further credit was that he had to come through the inside, which Dunn believed was “off”.


“It was a very good effort,” Dunn said.


Jet Away, backed from $2.70 to $2.35 favourite, finished strongly to register a neck win from Folding Gear, $6, which finished seventh in last year’s Caulfield Cup, with a half head to Whispering Downs, $13, third.


Hayes said with a three week break to Jet Away’s third-up run the horse would perform as spectacularly as when he debuted in the Golden Mile.


“Second up was always a concern and he got into strife and was able to come out a winner,” Hayes said.


“I liked the way he had a plan B. He may be a six-year-old entire, but he’s very honest.” (