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Follow Coral racing ambassadors Tom Scudamore, Jamie Spencer and Luke Morris for in-depth previews of their runners every week.

Jim Crowley: “Pat was not just a brilliant jockey, he was a top, top man”

| 18.09.2020

Coral ambassador remembers Pat Smullen and previews his Saturday rides There was extremely sad news earlier this week, when we heard Pat Smullen had passed away.  I rode against Pat, but I was also fortunate enough to call him a friend, he was just a top, top man.  Not only was he a really nice guy, but he was a brilliant jockey as well, always in the right place in a race, a tough man to beat. I ... more...

Jim Crowley: “I wouldn’t swap Hukum for anything else in the race”

| 11.09.2020

Coral ambassador previews his Saturday rides at Doncaster Doncaster 13.50 – Albasheer I begin Leger Day on a horse I like a lot, Albasheer. I didn’t ride him when he won at Doncaster first time up, but he was very impressive that day, beating another one of Sheikh Hamdan’s. I’ve ridden him in work since, and he gave me a lovely feel. This is a big step up in class, and he only has the experience o... more...

Jim Crowley: “Ignore Steel Bull’s last run and he’d be favourite here”

| 10.09.2020

Coral ambassador previews his rides ahead of Day Three of St Leger It was obviously very disappointing that the trial of racegoers was halted after just one day, but it wasn’t surprising given the situation in the wider world. I feel for Arena Racing Company, Doncaster’s owners, as they’d clearly put plenty of effort into this week. We can only hope things can get back on track before too long. Do... more...

Jim Crowley’s St Leger Festival blog – Day Two

| 09.09.2020

Coral ambassador previews his rides ahead of St Leger Day Two Doncaster 14.10 – Prado Prado won very well first time out back in July at Salisbury, which was a very impressive performance. She won well that day and the second in the race has gone on to win since at the same track. Although she was beaten a long way into second on her next start at Goodwood, the testing ground really didnR... more...

Jim Crowley: “I’m hopeful we can reverse the York form”

| 08.09.2020

Coral ambassador previews his rides ahead of day one of St Leger Barring any last minute u-turns, the first day of the Leger meeting will see the return of spectators to the race course, and from a rider’s point of view, it will be great to get crowds back, we’ll certainly notice it. It’s the next step in getting back to normal, the sooner that can happen the better, and like everyone I’ll be hopi... more...

Jim Crowley: “This is much more to Khaloosy’s liking – I’m hopeful of a big run”

| 04.09.2020

Coral ambassador previews his Saturday rides at Haydock Haydock 13.45 – Khaloosy Khaloosy was an excellent winner at Royal Ascot, and as a result we went to Glorious Goodwood with high hopes. However, he was very quickly away that day, he ran far too keenly on ground that was too quick for him in hindsight, and as a result we can put a line through that run. We’re drawn OK here, and the ground wil... more...

Jim Crowley rides his 2,000th winner at Goodwood

| 30.08.2020

The Coral Ambassador was successful on board Modmin this afternoon. Top jockey Jim Crowley has hailed this 2020 flat season as his best in the saddle in terms of the quality of firepower he has sat on, after he reached the milestone figure of 2000 career wins with victory on Modmin at Goodwood today. Former National Hunt jockey Crowley, crowned champion flat jockey in 2016 and now retained first r... more...

Tom Scudamore “Princess T looks to be my best chance of the day”

| 29.08.2020

Coral ambassador previews his rides ahead of Perth on Sunday Perth 13.00 – Fern Owl Perth is a fantastic course, I always love riding here and it’s great to see them get ITV coverage. At a difficult time they’ve put up some excellent prize money and I’m pleased to see them rewarded for that with a strong card. I start on the first of four rides for Neil Mulholland, on Fern Owl, who is having his f... more...

Jim Crowley: “Very few milers were capable of doing what Mohaather did”

| 28.08.2020

Coral ambassador discusses the retirement of Mohaather and previews all of his Saturday rides. Earlier this week we got the sad and disappointing news that Mohaather had suffered a career-ending injury. For me he was an unbelievable horse, although he didn’t get the chance to prove it that often, he did show the world what he was capable of in the Sussex Stakes. I have no doubt in my mind that the... more...

Jim Crowley: “This race could set up nicely for Beat Le Bon”

| 21.08.2020

Coral ambassador previews his rides for the final day of York’s Ebor Festival York 14.25 – Arthurian Fable It is a competitive field and my horse has gone up in the weights but Brian Meehan’s horses are running nicely at the moment. He should improve for the step up in trip so I think he has a solid each-way chance here. York 15.00 – Beat Le Bon He is a very nice horse but I have never ridden him ... more...