Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 14:37 30/05/2014
Eight lucky Scoop6 winners who individually pocketed in excess of £1.3 million last Staurday will be trying their hardest to select the first horse home in tomorrow's 2.50 race at York which, if successful, would result in a record payout of £5,481,763 due to the bunus fund part of the popular bet having not been won since last August.As expected the Tote have plumped for possibly the most difficult contest of the day to solve with 19 horses set to charge up the Knavesmire straight in the ultra-competitive five furlong BetBright Trophy handicap.
In a race in which few can be totally discounted the one who really takes the eye is Jamaican Bolt, the mount of the excellent 3lb claiming apprentice Robert Tart. The Geoffrey Oldroyd-trained gelding missed a good opportunity to land a decent prize at Beverley earlier this week when the meeting was abandoned but back in handicap company the 6-year-old should run well off what looks a very reasonable mark of 92. The secret to this horse is that the son of Pivotal must have plenty of give in the ground to show his best form, something which is guaranteed at the Yorkshire racecourse after the recent unsettled spell, and from what could be a good draw in stall 9 is taken to finally fulfil earlier promise.
Impressive winner of a 5f Ayr handicap run on heavy ground in September 2012 Jamaican Bolt improved on that two starts later when finding only the top class sprinter Jack Dexter a neck too good on soft ground at Doncaster. Receiving 5lb from Jim Goldie's charge on that occasion the selection would be in receipt of 21lb as ratings currently stand if the pair were to meet again. Jamican Bolt has run with credit on both his starts this season and should now be spot-on to run up to his best and providing his high stall does not prove to be a disadvantage is confidently expected to go close at the guaranteed 11-1 available with William Hill.