Iâ€™d appreciate it if anyone out there could give me a bit background on apprentice jockey JAMIE JONES (5lbs)?
Apparently, fairly active during 2005-06 riding for mainly trainers based South of the Watford Gap. Followed by a racecourse absence of six months from mid-February to mid-August last year. Since his reappearance heâ€™s been steadily clocking up rides on the AW for seemingly more northerly based yards. Which is the reason heâ€™s popped up on my radar screen again.
Strong possibility heâ€™s changed stables but why the six-month absence. Thinking out loud, could well be some sort of injury or maybe personal problems that put the brakes on him – but then Iâ€™d only be guessing. However, during the past few months word seems to have got around amongst interested parties as increased bookings appear to indicate.
Googled him without much success, likewise the â€˜cuttings libraryâ€™ of the Racing Post didnâ€™t have all that much on him either.
Can’t help too much I’m afraid other than I recall Jamie riding a few for Brighton based trainer Gary Moore. These were largely owned by an N J Jones – I have no idea whether this owner is any relation of Jamie.
I think this owner paid good money for Adopted Hero, who became a fairly useful hurdler and joined Howard Johnson. Think it is now back with Jones/Moore. Owners colours red and white- sometimes confused with Sheikh Mo!
I see that Jamie is getting regular bookings at Southwell and Wolves for trainers like Quinlan and Gollings but have no idea who he is apprenticed to. Sorry!