A SECOND stakes success at Hannover for an Irish-bred was recorded when the four-year-old filly Jin Jin (Canford Cliffs), bred at Gerry and Bernie Callanan’s Nanallac Stud near Monasterevin, made her fourth victory an important one, nabbing the Listed Grosser Hannoversche Ftutenmeile.
A full-sister to a hurdle winner and one of three winners from the Okawango (Kingmambo) mare Josphiel, Jin Jin was sold as a yearling for just €4,000 at the Goffs Open Yearling Sale. Josphiel started her racing career in Ireland for Gerry Callanan, who bred her. Trained by Sheena Collins, on her second start at two she was fifth in a maiden of 18 runners behind Halfway To Heaven at Leopardstown. The winner went on to win three more races, all Group 1s.