5.24 Newmarket – Jumby & Mystery Smiles
Jumby has been a high class handicapper over 6f this season since his debut, which was an excellent run behind subsequent Group winner, Creative Force. A winner of a competitive 6f handicap here at Newmarket, he also ran a cracker when 3rd to the hugely progressive Great Ambassador, before winning last time when stepped up to 7f. He beat a couple of classy sorts that day and with the 7f trip looking to bring out further improvement, he could still be ahead of his mark.
Mystery Smiles could be the fly in the ointment, as he’s undoubtedly well handicapped based on his 3rd in the Craven Stakes behind Master Of The Seas. He’s fluffed his lines at the start in recent races, giving himself no chance. Connections will have worked on that issue and if he gets away on terms, he’ll be a massive player.