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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. Now, the reigning Champion Jockey gives you an exclusive insight into all of his big rides for the 2017 season, courtesy of Coral.

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Jim Crowley: “Motagally must come here with a great chance”

Coral ambassador previews Sunday’s rides at Newmarket

Newmarket 13.15 – Haseef 

I haven’t had a chance to sit on this one at home yet, so we’ll know much more after this debut run, as with so many runners right now!

Newmarket 13.50 – Faylaq

Faylaq is one of the best-bred horses in training – by Dubawi out of Danedream – and he just didn’t show what I thought he was capable of last year. I still really like the horse, he’s got bags of quality, has been working well at home and I’m hopeful he’s better than he showed us last year.

Newmarket 15.00 – Snow Shower

It’s always great to pick up a spare ride for Sir Michael Stoute, and in a race I’ve won twice in recent years, on Talent and Maqsad. This filly won her only start at two, at Salisbury, and she’s clearly a very nice filly in the right hands, and we’ll find out if she’s an Oaks class filly here. 

Newmarket 15.35 – Qipco 1,000 Guineas 

I haven’t got a ride in the 1,000 Guineas, but if I could pick one to be on, it would have to be the favourite Quadrilateral. Unbeaten in three, this daughter of Frankel has been there and done it in terms of this Newmarket mile, winning the Fillies’ Mile last year, and I can see her doing the business again.

Newmarket 16.10 – Zhui Feng 

Zhui Feng is a proper yard favourite, and a previous Hunt Cup winner who is now creeping down in the handicap. He’s a forward runner so we can get on with it here, this track should suit, and I think he can run well at a decent price.

Newmarket 17.20 – Montather 

Montather is another beautifully bred son of Dubawi, he won his only start last year on the Chelmsford all weather, and so he does have to carry the penalty for that victory here, but he’s a lovely prospect and I’d hope he’d show that here.

Newmarket 17.55 – Hukum 

Hukum progressed from his debut third to win at Kempton last November, coming from a long way back that day. By Sea The Stars, he was a big baby then, but Owen [Burrows] always thought a lot of him, and thought he could develop into a Derby horse. This will tell us if that’s possible.

Newmarket 18.30 – Motagally 

My final ride on a busy Sunday is Motagally in the 5-furlong handicap. He improved bundles towards the end of last season, winning his final two starts, and if he can continue on that path, he must come here with a great chance.

Jim