Jim Crowley

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Crowley Calls It: “He’s got the best form in the race,hopefully we can give the weight away”

| 18.08.2017

The Champion Jockey gives you the inside track on his Saturday rides as well as his Prix Jean Romanet ride on Sunday Newbury 1.20 I kick off a busy weekend on board Doctor Bartolo for Charlie Hills.  He was a course and distance winner in June, and connections have been waiting for decent ground for him since, so hopefully Newbury won’t get any more rain.  He’s a nice horse to start the ... more...

Crowley Calls It: “I will be having a hot sweat in the bath this evening for this horse”

| 12.08.2017

The Champion Jockey gives you the inside track on his Haydock rides this Saturday 2.30 Haydock – Laraaib I am really looking forward to riding this horse again. He is three from three this year. I had a difficult decision to make as we had some nice runners at Newmarket but this is one of my best runners of the day. He is just three years old so he will be taking on the older horses. He has been a... more...

Crowley Calls It: “if they go off very fast, that could help. I think he has a good chance”

| 06.08.2017

Jim Crowley talks us through his weekend rides I am delighted to have won the King George Stakes on board Battaash. It was the first time riding the horse in a race and I said to Charlie afterwards, it was like riding a motorbike. You are almost a passenger. You just have to conserve his energy and speed because he wants to give it to you early. I really think on Good To Firm ground he could be ev... more...

Crowley Calls It: “This was the standout horse of the week for me”

| 04.08.2017

The Champion Jockey previews his rides on day four of Glorious Goodwood It was amazing to have won the Group One Sussex Stakes on board Here Comes When. He was fourth in the race two years ago and he’s been a good horse but there is no doubt in my mind that if it was Good to Firm ground he would not be able to live with them. He’s a soft ground specialist and on the day he had what... View Article

Crowley Calls It: “At the start of the week I thought this was one of my standout rides of the meeting”

| 03.08.2017

The Champion Jockey previews his Thursday rides following his 20/1 winner on Wednesday 1.50 Goodwood – Mutarabby This horse beat me at Chelmsford the last time he was out, when I was on board Mukalal. He was slow away on that occasion and got up looking like a nice horse. He wouldn’t have encountered ground anywhere near as soft as this though.  The form says he beats our other runner, however, it... more...

Crowley Calls It: “She looks a nice progressive filly”

| 02.08.2017

The reigning Champion Jockey previews his rides on day two of Glorious Goodwood 2.25 Goodwood – Tamleek He’s dropping down into handicap company after his run in the Derby trial where he was fourth. He has been a little disappointing so far this season. I don’t think he saw the distance out at Newbury in the Bahrain Trophy. He has the cheekpieces on here and we are hopeful for a good run. He... more...

Crowley Calls It: “I’m really looking forward to riding this one, I think he’s a massive price”

| 01.08.2017

The Champion Jockey previews his day one rides at Glorious Goodwood and looks back on Saturday’s King George Looking back on Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Ulysses gave me a terrific ride, on ground that didn’t suit, and giving a stone to a top class filly in Enable, it really was one hell of a performance from my colt.   She is an exceptional filly, and with everyth... more...

Crowley Calls It: “It will be no surprise if she wins this race”

| 30.07.2017

The red hot Champion Jockey previews his Saturday rides at Ascot and Salisbury It’s been a brilliant few days with three winners on Wednesday and then four on Thursday. It was back to what it was like last season. I think when you get on a good run things just seem to happen, so hopefully it will continue. It’s always a positive feeling when you ride three or four winners in a day, though you alwa... more...

Crowley Calls It: “I’m hoping he’s got a good bit more improvement to come”

| 22.07.2017

The Champion Jockey previews his Saturday rides at Newbury and reflects on last week’s July Meeting I’ve had a quiet week this week by my standards. I must admit I’m not used to it and always get itchy feet when I’m not riding. I had an unexpected day off on Thursday. I was meant to be doing Leicester and Doncaster in the same day but it all fell apart at declaration time when the Sheikh Ham... more...

Crowley Calls It: “He’s a really exciting ride in a very good Group One”

| 15.07.2017

The Champion Jockey previews his rides on day three of the July Meeting at Newmarket It’s a very busy day, with meetings here, there and everywhere, and in particular I could have ridden Mutakayyef, who’s a hot favourite for Ascot’s Summer Mile, but really it was an easy decision for me to make to go to Newmarket, as what would I rather win, a Group One or Group Two?  The July Cup is a very import... more...