Singing Another Winning Tune
Aug 07, 2013
Lightly raced six-year-old The Jazz Singer is building up an enviable record, the gelding at Sandown on Wednesday storming home to record his fourth victory from just seven starts.
Settling back in the 1800m Le Pines Handicap, the Singspiel gelding looked to be in trouble coming down the hill - coming a little off the bit and whilst he recovered, others got clear.
But Luke Nolen, knowing of The Jazz Singer's finishing burst, kept at him despite not having a great deal of room over the final half furlong.
But right on the line the horse really stretched out, putting his nose out to secure a long head victory.
"He came off the bridle coming down the hill," Nolen reported, "but he is a tough horse."
"Not many horses have managed to make significant ground on that track today so it was a very good effort - he is a horse going places."
"He didn't travel down the hill here last time either," said Michael Kent - in the winner's circle as both trainer and owner - happy that patience has paid off for The Jazz Singer who hopefully still has the best ahead of him.
"I would like to get him up in distance now," Kent said, "that is really where he needs to be."