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Foxy Jacks

Foxy Jacks was sent off at a short price for the two-and-a-half-mile beginners’ chase at Cork on Sunday after Coko Beach had defected, but he could hardly have been any more impressive than he was in winning it. It was his jumping that impressed most, he was fast and fluent throughout. He raced in second place behind early leader The Inbetween, but his jumping took him closer to the leader down the back straight. He jumped up on the outside over the cross-fence, the fourth last, ranged up alongside the leader at the third last as rider Philip Enright had a look around him for dangers, jumped on over the second last and eased clear over the last to record a facile victory.

It was a really nice performance by Mouse Morris’ horse. He was a nicely progressive novice hurdler last season, but he shapes as if he will be an even better chaser. He did unseat his rider on his chasing debut, at the third fence in a beginners’ chase at Limerick, but he had jumped the first two fences well, he just got in tight to the third, and he put that error behind him here. He is only six, he should be able to progress from this, and he could do even better stepped up to three miles.

Cork, 18th October 2020

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