This is probably heart ruling my head as I’ve followed the horse in question over a cliff for the past three seasons, however I’m giving High Jinx another chance this evening, Sandown 7:15. Best price 10-1 EW.
Trained by James Fanshawe High Jinx has threatened to win one of these valuable staying races for some time, well in my head he has.
It’s interesting the horse has ran over trips far too short so far this season, one mile four & mile six. On both occasions High Jinx was doing all his best work at the finish, running on strongly as you would expect for an out and out stayer.
This race looks the first proper seasonal target such is the way High Jinx has been campaigned so far, he’s crying out for two miles whilst this will certainly be a proper test on heavy ground. Each runner will have to stay further such is the wet conditions but quite a few in the race have stamina to prove, these include:
All over the above are shorter in the betting than High Jinx at time of writing.
High Jinx is a tricky ride, he travels so well but when asked for his effort hangs and makes life very awkward for his jockey, the horse doesn’t want this heavy ground but does seem to handle it based on a few past efforts. If the going became very sticky I would be worried it might blunt High Jinx speed but he will certainly stay every yard of this trip, form over two miles four.
With James Doyle back in the saddle I’m hoping connections have now learnt the horse need to be ridden up with the pace. If High Jinx is allowed to pop out handy he will trade shorter in running such is the way he moves through his races and with stamina assured he might just be able to outstay some of these if handling the ground.
It’s quite possible I’ve called this totally wrong as I’ve really followed the horse for longer than I should have but if things drop right I’m confident High Jinx has the ability to win one of these valuable races at some point this season.
I’ve backed him EW at 10-1 “for the 14th time!”