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Jim Crowley: ‘Akmaam is a horse Brian Meehan likes a lot.’

| 14.04.2021

Coral ambassador Jim Crowley previews his rides on the final day of Craven Meeting at Newmarket

Our man Jim Crowley previews his ride on Akmaam in the Craven Stakes on Thursday.

Jim rides Akmaam in the 15:35 at Newmarket

It’s a big shout to run here. The Craven is a good race. He won first time out at Ascot last year and then ran a nice race in the Autumn stakes at Newmarket. I felt the ground was plenty soft enough for him that day.

He’s by a great stallion Wootton Bassett. I’m looking forward to riding him. Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to get down and ride him in work yet this year.

He’s a horse that Brian Meehan likes a lot. We’ll find out how good he is. He could make up into a Guineas horse, or he could be a Jersey type horse.


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Jim Crowley

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.