Bailey targets Southwell prize with Galway Jack
CAROLINE BAILEY triumphed in the 2m4½f handicap chase at Southwell with Noble Legend last year, and she bids win the race again with Galway Jack.
A winner at the track over 3m½f in 2012, Galway Jack was second on his last outing at Fakenham, and Bailey thinks Southwell should play to the nine-year-old's strengths.
She said: "He is 16.3 hands high and a big, long-striding horse so I was pleasantly surprised how well he handled Fakenham last time, but Southwell's two long straights should suit him better.
"He has won at the course before and would have won a second time but for parting company with his rider when clear. I've been pleased with him since Fakenham and he's in very good form."
As well as Southwell's jumps card, there are two all-weather meetings at Lingfield and Kempton.
Today's key pointer
Trainer Jeremy Noseda is 10/24 (42 per cent) with his three-year-old maiden runners at Lingfield since the start of 2012 (+£4.39 to £1 stakes.) Dance of Heroes runs at 4.25.
Pointer appears from Raceform Interactive
Southwell: soft, heavy in places