Jim Crowley: “Alfaadhel is a smashing horse who can run well here”
Coral ambassador previews his rides at Goodwood on Thursday
I ride Alfaadhel rather than Qaader in the opener, while Shadwell also run Taraashoq. My fellow is close to be being favourite, so I hope I’ve chosen right.
He’s a smashing horse who I thought would run well at Ascot, but he wasn’t drawn well and he didn’t go on soft ground, which obviously is a concern here. We certainly don’t want any more rain.
He was progressive up until Ascot, and he’s a smart horse who I think can run well here, although the more the ground dries out the better.
Zeyaadah ran in the Oaks but ran no sort of race as it turned out. She’s since been up to Newcastle to get a confidence boosting win under her belt.
She did it nicely that day and deserves to have another crack at a Group One. It’s a tough race as you’d expect, and while this filly will go on good to soft, she’s another who would appreciate drying ground.
She’s in good form at home, and she remains a filly we think a lot of.
This looks a decent spare to pick up for George Baker.
Quick Sylva ran a nice race on her debut at Epsom, and if she comes on for that run as you’d hope, she could run well in what is a big field of maiden fillies.
Her experience should certainly stand her in good stead.