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Jam Man looks for Haydock glory



Maxine O’Sulllivan

Maxine O’Sulllivan

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Maxine O’Sulllivan

Armagh trainer Ronan McNally sends The Jam Man to Haydock Park today in another English raid.

The local horse landed the £125,000 Troytown Chase on his latest start and with the expected rise in the ratings the Orchard County operator immediately indicated a possible return to hurdles could be next, nominating Haydock or Ascot as targets.

The Jam Man has already been installed as 4/1 favourite for the Grade 3 Stayers Handicap Hurdle having won on the flat at York on his last foray to England prior to his Navan victory.

While rated 150 over fences, the Armagh horse is slightly better treated over hurdles, and McNally has booked Maxine O'Sullivan for the mount following the top lady amateur twice scoring on his other stable star the Dreal Deal in recent weeks, and takes off a valuable 5lbs allowance.

The Jam Man faces a high class field in today's Haydock £80,000 hurdles feature.

Owned by the trainer, The Jam Man has won 11 races on the flat, hurdles and chasing, collecting in excess of £180,000 in prize money for connections.

Relegate, winner of the Cheltenham Festival bumper in 2018 for trainer Colm Murphy is another notable contender with Robbie Power in the saddle.

Belfast Telegraph