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

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 will be much more to his liking, so I’d be hopeful of a big run.

Haydock 14.15 – Arthurian Fable

I’m delighted to be back on Arthurian Fable, after he gave me a cracking ride to finish second in the Melrose at York’s big meeting.

This is a tricky little race, but my fellow will stay well, he won’t mind any cut in the ground, and I think he’s got a very solid chance.

Haydock 14.50 – Reshoun

I’ve finished first and third on Reshoun in the last two runnings of this race, so we know how well he goes here, and he also won for me at Newbury earlier this summer.

He will love this ground, and although he’s running off a career high mark, I think he’s got an excellent each-way chance here.

Haydock 15.25 – Tabdeed

In the big race of the day I’m on the lightly raced Tabdeed for the boss. He won the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last time, and won it well, beating The Tin Man, a former winner of this race, and as a result deserves his place at Group One level.

He’s still unexposed for a 5-year-old, and while this is a proper test, as you’d expect, with proven Group One horses at the head of the betting, my horse is still open to plenty of improvement.

He would probably prefer better ground, but I’m sure he’ll handle this, and if he did run a big race it wouldn’t be a huge shock.

Jim