Jamie Moore is riding at the top of his game at the moment and his association with Welsh trainer Peter Bowen has provided the Sussex jockey with a stack of winners recently.
Renowned for his strong, athletic style in the saddle, Jamie has racked up five wins for Bowen in the past two weeks and the confidence such a run of form gives a rider is clearly apparent at present.
Bowen was full of praise for Moore when I spoke with him earlier this week.
“Jamie’s riding out of his skin at present,” he said.
“He gave a couple of mine a ride a few years ago, I liked what I saw and the relationship has just grown from there, really.
“What I know is that I can rely on him for a good ride and when he comes back in after the race he’s always truthful with his feedback.”
One of the winners Moore rode for Bowen recently came at Worcester in the shape of Buachaill Alainn and the trainer has ambitions for him that far exceed that of most summer jumpers.
The six-year-old son of Oscar broke his chase maiden tag here on his third start over fences and if Bowen is right, Moore has a lot to look forward to when resuming their partnership in the autumn.
“I may give him one more run in a novice for the experience and then put him away for the big staying chases from October onwards.
“All he does is stay and he might even be a National horse one day”.
Meanwhile, trainer Jim Best continues to have his string in good form and one of the most interesting prospects in his Lewes yard is scheduled to go to Newton Abbot next week.
Ace Fighter Pilot has always been held in some regard by Best and he has regularly commented that the horse will ultimately fulfil his potential when tackling fences at trips around three miles.
See the Sussex Express, out now, for more by Jason Hall.