Vote for X Factor finalist Jamie, says town trainer

Jamie Hamblett and trainer Michael Bell. Photo by Michael Bell.

Jamie Hamblett and trainer Michael Bell. Photo by Michael Bell.

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A trainer based in one of Newmarket’s most historic yards has urged the town’s racing community to get behind Union J star Jamie Hamblett.

Michael Bell, who has been training at Fitzroy House for more than 20 years, spotted the X Factor finalist at Tattersalls on Thursday.

The 24-year-old singer and former Flat jockey had been taking a break from rehearsals for the next X Factor live show to visit friends and family in his home town, including brother Ashley Hamblett.

“He was in town to visit his brother and I bumped into him. He seemed to be enjoying his day off,” said Mr Bell.

“I wouldn’t say I’m his target audience, but I think they seem like a very nice bunch of lads who sing very well and we should get behind them.

He added: “It’s great to have a bit of added interest in the town and I’m sure that any floating voters keen on racing will be picking up the phone and dialing their number.”

Mr Bell posted a picture of himself with Jamie on his Twitter page, @MikeBellRacing, along with a comment urging Newmarket’s racing community to vote for Union J each week.

He said: “Vote Union J and keep racing’s popstar ambassador’s dream alive.”

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