Goldie relishing Cammidge Trophy debut for promising Jack Dexter

Last Updated: 29/03/13 1:17pm

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Jim Goldie (right): Has high hopes for Jack Dexter

Jim Goldie (right): Has high hopes for Jack Dexter

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Jim Goldie has high hopes for Jack Dexter as his promising sprinter starts his campaign in Saturday's William Hill - New iPad App Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster.

Jim Goldie has high hopes for Jack Dexter as his promising sprinter starts his campaign in Saturday's William Hill - New iPad App Cammidge Trophy at Doncaster.

The four-year-old showed progressive form by chalking up five wins in what was his first season last term and will try to do better in this Listed contest than his sire Orientor, who was second on two occasions.

"He's wintered well and has run well on the course before and the ground will be fine," said the Glasgow trainer.

"I'm quite pleased that they didn't race last week because I'd have struggled to get there with the snow.

"The ground should be better a week on and they've had chance to put the course back as this is now a one-day rather than a two-day meeting.

"I'm looking forward to it and the horse is in good order. I'm hoping for a good season with him and this is the first step on the way."

Humidor has a Doncaster Listed success to his credit in the Scarbrough Stakes in September 2011 and has performed creditably at Group One level in the Nunthorpe Stakes and Prix de l'Abbaye.

The six-year-old is fit from a spell in Dubai where he was sixth and fourth in two competitive handicaps.

"He won his Listed race up there. He deserves to take his chance and he's been running well in Group races," said his trainer George Baker.

"He ran well in Dubai on his last run and he's in good order."

Our Jonathan, winner of the Ayr Gold Cup in September 2011 when trained by Kevin Ryan, is now with Tim Pitt, and the Newmarket trainer is delighted to have such a proven sprinter in his yard.

"Dr (Marwan) Koukash (owner) kindly sent him to me around Christmas time and this has been his aim since he came in," said Pitt.

"This has always been the plan to start him off in the Cammidge. If anything, the extra week will have helped me a little bit.

"He's in good form at home, we've had this in mind since Christmas and we're going to give it a good shot.

"Andrea Atzeni has ridden a couple of winners for me this winter. Paul (Hanagan) was always going to be in Dubai this Saturday, so I spoke to Dr Koukash and we've gone for Andrea.

"He'll be a fresh pair of eyes on the horse's back as he's not ridden him before."

Regal Parade was not in the race when it was originally scheduled but trainer Milton Bradley is happy for the evergreen nine-year-old to take his chance.

"The old boy's very well and he's working well so here's hoping he can put up a good show," said Bradley.

"We didn't put him in at first because it looked like the ground was going to be too quick, then it turned out to be too wet.

"When he won at York in October it was a hell of a run and he was second in the Ayr Gold Cup before that. He's a classy horse and you can't take anything from him.

"They don't get any quicker when they get older but he's holding his form quite well."

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