Racing tip of the day
Ian Ogg selects Foxtrot Jubilee in the 32Red Handicap at Doncaster as the sportinglife racing team's tip of the day.
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Foxtrot Jubilee 4.45 Doncaster
Dancing isn't my forte it's fair to say. Whether it be the waltz, a jive, breakdancing or even attempting to do something gangnam style. Perhaps if I could score a century from 30 balls I could take a leaf out of Chris Gayle's book but for now I'll content myself with a discreet tap of the foot and I certainly won't be attempting a foxtrot should Foxtrot Jubilee retain his unbeaten record at Doncaster this afternoon.
The six-furlong handicap features some progressive three year olds but I think the 5/1 available about Ralph Beckett's gelding is a sufficiently attractive price to make him worthy of an interest.
Foxtrot Jubilee is the only horse that Beckett has sent north from his Hampshire base and the yard is ticking along nicely with five winners in the past fortnight.
He's unbeaten in three starts and jockey Jim Crowley's reaction after each of his last two wins clearly suggest that he believes there's a good deal more to come.
As well as remarking that he was looking forward to riding him this season, Crowley also commented that he was a horse who only did enough and that type of individual is always hard for the handicapper to get to grips with.
He's by a top-class sprinter and out of a dam who was Group placed at sprint trips and, while that's no guarantee of success, he's certainly bred for the job and should be at home on his turf debut.
It may be neither here nor there but it intrigues me that Crowley has ridden two of today's more dangerous-looking rivals in Line Of Reason and Rivellino.
The stable jockey may play no part in race planning, there may not have been a suitable alternative to this race but Beckett will surely have consulted his jockey about the opposition and Foxtrot Jubilee looks capable of mastering them this afternoon.