Ruakaka trainer Donna Logan has said Jazzella (NZ) (Black Minnaloushe x Jazzmatazz by Citidancer) won't be seen on the racetrack for another two months despite the filly's brilliant win in Saturday's Gr.3 $100,000 Darley Plate (1200m) at Ellerslie.
Logan, who trains Jazzella (NZ) in partnership with Dean Logan and Chris Gibbs, has plans to campaign the horse in Queensland this winter and doesn't want to over-race her before then.
Saturday's Gr.3 Darley Plate (1200m) winner Jazzella (NZ) (rails) will have a 2-month break before recommencing racing.
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'She's a very exciting horse but she can have a bit of a break now before her next race,' Logan said.
The next raceday outing for Jazzella (NZ) is likely to be the Gr.3 $80,000 Windsor Park Stud Breeders Stakes (1200m) at Te Rapa on April 28 and another top effort there should see her on a flight to Brisbane in May.
Jazzella (NZ) made it four wins from just six starts with an all the way victory on Saturday, in the hands of Lisa Cropp.
Her winning margin over second placed My Hangover (NZ) (My Halo x Hangover Street by Whiskey Road) was only a long head but Logan is certain it could have been a lot more.
'Lisa said she (Jazzella) had a lot left in the tank and she really won quite easily,' Logan said.
Logan added that Jazzella (NZ) never ceases to amaze her in everything she does.
'She looked like she was only going three-quarter pace in trackwork last Thursday yet still ran 35s for her last 600,' she said.
'She has grown a lot and is getting better all the time.'
Jazzella (NZ) finished an unlucky fourth in her debut as a two-year-old last season before outstanding winning performances in her next two starts. She then finished third behind Amazing Me (NZ) (Deputy Governor) and Seven Hills (NZ) (City On A Hill) in the Listed $60,000 Oceanz Seafood Breeders Stakes (1200m) at Ruakaka at the end of the season before going out for a spell.
The daughter of Black Minnaloushe resumed with a game nose win over 1200m at Te Rapa on February 10 and produced another gutsy winning performance on Saturday.
Although Jazzella (NZ) has never won beyond 1200m, Logan is confident she will run out a strong 1600 metres in time.