Jim Crowley: “I’m really looking forward to riding Ehraz”
Coral ambassador previews his rides at Newmarket on Friday
I’ve ridden Ehraz at home and he’s quite a nice horse. He’s by Showcasing so I don’t know about the ground as horses by Showcasing often want some juice in the ground. These races are very competitive though so we will find out where we are with him. I’m really looking forward to riding him as we think he’s a good horse.
We’ve always held Faylaq in high regard. He’s been gelded now and that will help him. He still hasn’t fulfilled his potential based on how talented he is and his fantastic breeding. He is by Dubawi out of an Arc winner. So, we just hope he can win a nice race.
I was a little bit disappointed with her at Royal Ascot. I thought she would run a bit better. She was on the wing of the field and all the race unfolded away from me. I don’t think I would have won but I think she would have finished a lot closer. She is quite consistent and she’s a Group winner, but things would have to fall her way to win a Group 1. It looks a really hot race. I won it last year with Nazreef and it looks an even better race this year.