Jack Milner – Translated from the French, Je Ne Sais Quoi is a quality that cannot be adequately described or expressed.
The filly who carries the name’s win on her Polytrack debut produced a quality that certainly can be described – very impressive!
Trained by Glen Kotzen, this four-year-old daughter of Duke Of Marmalade had her first run on the Polytrack in a FM 76 Handicap over 2000m.
Jockey Stuart Randolph tracked the leaders until they came for home and once he asked for an effort, Je Ne Sais Quoi tackled the leaders and stretched away to win by 2.80 lengths.
The handicappers were also impressed as they handed her a 3kg penalty for the victory.
She returns to the Polytrack on Friday evening to contest in a Progress Plate over 1800m and she comes in as the third best handicapped runner behind Railtrip and Sea Venture. On paper Railtrip has a 7.5kg advantage over Je Ne Sais Quoi but that form is based on turf performances.
Railtrip has also raced once on the Polytrack and was beaten a short head by Bank Robber over 1700m. However, the rest of her form has not been great and Gavin van Zyl’s charge could be overrated right now.
Sea Venture is also trained by Van Zyl and based on the fact Warren Kennedy is riding this daughter of Dynasty, gives one the impression she is probably the stable elect. She raced three times on the Polytrack for a win and a third, the victory coming over this distance.