Daryl Jacob: Janika could go for Tingle Creek at Sandown after Exeter win

Daryl Jacob and Janika winning at Exeter
Daryl Jacob and Janika winning at Exeter

Daryl Jacob was delighted with Janika’s Coral Haldon Gold Cup victory at Exeter on Tuesday and is eyeing the Tingle Creek at Sandown for the horse now.

The six-year-old improved 17lb in the handicap last season without winning but returned with an impressive victory over Dolos for Nicky Henderson this week.

And if the current wet weather lasts into the first week in December, the Grade One Tingle Creek at Sandown could be next on the agenda for the Simon Munir and Isaac Souede-owned horse.

“There’s a strong possibility Janika goes for the Tingle Creek,” Jacob told sportinglife.com.

“It was a fact-finding mission, it’s a stiff two-mile one down at Exeter and with the soft ground the course suited him well and played to his strengths.

“I think we’ve a few angles covered for the two-mile division now. If it’s soft or heavy ground for the Tingle Creek and things like that we’ve got Janika because he’s a very good jumper and on testing ground around Sandown they’re not going to go too fast and get away from him.

“His jumping is very good and will stand him in good stead for the Railway Fences at Sandown.

“Obviously we have Sceau Royal as well who is a top-class two-mile horse but he doesn’t want the ground too soft, so we have both angles covered.

“You look at that two-mile division and it’s wide open, I’ve been hearing Politologue is going up in trip and Altior’s going up in trip so Janika and Sceau Royal fit in nicely.”

Daryl Jacob’s full column will be out on Friday featuring more reflections on a successful week while he discusses the reappearance of exciting two-mile hurdler Fusil Raffles on Saturday.

You can also hear the full interview with Daryl on the Sporting Life Racing Podcast – out NOW.


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