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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’s St Leger Festival blog – Day Two

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 didn’t suit so that run was still very promising.

The ground was soft then and is set to be much better now this time around. It will really help her and we should have a strong each-way chance.

Doncaster 15.15 – Vivionn

Vivionn has some smart form for Sir Michael Stoute, winning three of her ten starts to date. Her last run at York last month, finishing second in a strong race, was very solid and she can be involved in the finish again here. A nice galloping track will suit and the ground will not be a problem so it’s another good each-way chance for me on the day.

Doncaster 15.45 – Haqeeqy

Haqeeqy won twice at the beginning of this year, at Yarmouth and Newmarket. They were both over seven furlongs and the slight step up in trip didn’t suit the next time out, when I rode him and he disappointed.

He will need to bounce back from that run but the form earlier in the season means that he is certainly capable. He’s back down to seven furlongs too which should be his perfect trip so I am hopeful that he can.

Jim