Marnane eyes big pot for Jamesie

Irish raider primed for tilt at big sprint

Last Updated: 21/07/12 12:23pm

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David Marnane is looking forward to dropping Jamesie back in trip for the Blue Square Bet Stewards' Cup at Glorious Goodwood.

The County Tipperary trainer was delighted with the four-year-old's display in the Bunbury Cup over seven furlongs at Newmarket.

Despite the unsuitable ground, Jamesie was a highly-respectable sixth to Bonnie Brae in the competitive handicap.

He had performed with great credit on his previous start, also in Britain, when second to Eton Forever in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Marnane feels a fast-run six furlongs on better ground will bring out the best in the Kodiac gelding.

"He hated every yard of it on that ground yet still ran very well and I was impressed with him," said the trainer.

"He's going to be aimed at the Stewards' Cup. I think it's a race if we get good ground he'd have a good chance in.

"He's a very tough little handicapper. I was surprised with him in Newmarket. He hated the ground yet still plugged away very well.

"He came out it so well. He went for a pick of grass the other day and we had to bring him back in again - he was so fresh.

"A drop back in trip coming off a fast pace - he'll love it."

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