Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

In-Form Jimmy Is Worth a Little Bet

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

In-Form Jimmy Is Worth a Little Bet

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THERE seems no reason to oppose Little Jimmy Odsox in the Traders Betting Exchange Handicap at Newcastle tomorrow.

Tim Easterby's threeyear-old was unraced as a juvenile, but has made up for lost time.

Unbeaten in two starts, including at Redcar last month when the ground was probably a little on the slow side, he has enough dash to overcome a 5lb rise.

Easterby has typically kept him at a humble level at Gosforth Park, but it would be of no surprise to see him step up a few notches towards the back-end of summer.

Meanwhile, Ela Gonda Mou surpassed expectations at Ascot last time and is an appealing ally at Yarmouth.

Peter Charalambous' filly finished fourth behind Sooraah in Listed company two weeks ago, despite being sent off at odds of 125-1. Although the handicapper has taken that form literally - she is now 5lb higher for the George Darling Memorial Apprentice Handicap - Ela Gonda Mou still ought to be good enough if Leonna Mayor is in a positive mood. …

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