Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 09:08 24/10/2014
Having tipped the Geoffrey Oldroyd-trained Jamaican Bolt on his last two starts and despite running well on both occasions the son of Pivotal is becoming a frustrating character who, whether racing over five or six furlongs, always seems to give himself too much to do but hopefully the booking of top rider William Buick will rejuvenate the six-year-old into putting his best foot forward at Doncaster on Friday afternoon, rewarding the patience of his supporters at the 10-1 available with Ladbrokes who are paying out on the first 5 horses home.
Six furlongs and plenty of give in the ground should suit Jamaican Bolt down to the ground on Town Moor and providing the gelding who runs off a reasonable mark of 90 can keep tabs on the leaders when the pace quickens is taken to prove too strong for the opposition in the closing stages of the Racing Post / Betting Shop Manager Handicap at 3.30pm. 5lb Better off with Englishman for a beating of three quarters of a length at Haydock last time should enable the selection to turn the tables on that rival with more serious threats likely to come from the Marco Botti-trained Foxtrot Romeo and Aetna, the mount of Graham Gibbons.
The latter, a general 9-1 chance with most firms, would have a great chance if reproducing his soft ground York victory over Baccarat back in May while the former proved his effectiveness over this trip when beaten only three lengths into fourth place in the Ayr Silver Cup last time and is available to back at 16-1 with both Betvictor.