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Jim Crowley: “I hope I can finish the day off with a winner on him”

| 06.08.2021

Coral ambassador previews his Saturday rides at Haydock

Jim rides Maraakiz in the 13:50 at Haydock 

He won first time up at Chelmsford where he was really impressive actually. Unfortunately, he has been disappointing since then. He has been gelded now and he finished fourth at Leicester on his first start of the season.

This horse does not mind any rain in the ground. I’d say he would have a good solid chance in this race.

Jim rides Thibaan in the 14:25 at Haydock

He is by War Front and they tend to want top of the ground. His best form has been on Good To Firm so I am slightly concerned about Good to Soft, especially with 10st on his back.

He has only ever featured on fast ground or the all-weather. That said, he is a C&D winner and hopefully he can follow up from his recent success.

Jim rides Glesga Gal in the 15:35 at Haydock

She is not a bad filly who is by Lope De Vega. They love soft ground. If she can improve for wearing blinkers, she would have an each-way chance.

The trip is a little unknown as she has been winning over 7f. She does have a nice low weight on her back which will help.

Potapova is the most unexposed runner in the field. She is by Invincible Spirit and could be hard to beat.

Jim rides Majestic Dawn in the 16:10 at Haydock

This horse won the Cambridgeshire over 1m1f last season. He has run on Good to Soft and Heavy ground. It is a tough race, and he would really need to go on the ground and take a big step forward.

I think Real World is a lovely horse and is the one to beat.

Jim rides Il Bandito in the 17:10 at Haydock

He won at this course earlier this season and has been running ok since then with a few near misses. This gelding is very consistent and is off a mark of 84 now.

He is by Acclamation and I am very much hoping I can finish the day off with a winner on him. We look to have a good chance.




Jim Crowley

Jim Crowley began his flat racing career as an amateur before switching to National Hunt racing, where he landed approximately 300 winners. He then returned to the flat to ride for sister-in-law Amanda Perrett. After years of hard work, Jim was finally rewarded when we won the 2016 Stobart Flat Jockey Championship with an incredible 148 winners. That was followed by a lucrative retained partnership with leading owner Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, for whom he is the no.1 jockey.