Marnane targets Stewards Cup with Jamesie

Updated: July 4, 2012

Irish trainer David Marnane has confirmed that Royal Ascot runner-up Jamesie will be aimed at another big UK sprint on his next start. The Tipperary man went close to a famous double at the Royal meeting last week, as Dandy Boy claimed the Wokingham Handicap on the final day.

Marnane said: “We might run Jamesie in the Bunbury Cup at Newmarket next week, but the Stewards’ Cup is certainly on his agenda”.

“I have been delighted with him since Ascot. He has come out of the race well and appears to be at the top of his game.

“He is a funny horse as he needs to be played late and, although the winner won well at Royal Ascot, Jamesie beat the group on his side easy enough and he doesn’t do a whole lot when he hits the front.

“I would have liked to see him race on the other side, but we were delighted with the run.

“He is a versatile horse in regards to trip and, although the Bunbury Cup is over seven furlongs, I wouldn’t mind seeing him drop back a bit as he is a horse who needs to come off a fast pace.

“He likes top of the ground, but the soft ground at Ascot was OK for him.”

Jamesie is one of 130 entries for the big handicap for which the weights will be released on July 11.

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