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Jim Crowley: “Khaadem is the horse I’ve been looking forward to all week”

| 19.06.2020

Our man previews his rides on the final day of Royal Ascot

12:40 – Woven

I rode this horse out in Dubai for David Simcock. He won over seven furlongs which wouldn’t worry me because the Ascot six furlongs is a stiff six, so he has enough poke for that. He has a good each way chance.

13:50 – Qaader

He won so well at Newbury last week and we’ve obviously backed him up quite quickly but I think he has had enough time to get over it, he didn’t have a hard race that day.

I like this horse a lot, I really do. He is a big, raw horse with loads of ability. He will stay further than six furlongs which is what you need and I think he has a big chance.

15:35 – Khaadem

He is the one I have been looking forward to all week, I just pray no more rain comes. He is definitely a better horse on good to firm ground.

You can put a line through his poor run at Haydock as it was heavy ground up there and then at Ascot it was heavy again. He is a good horse and if the ground is good then he will be bang there. It doesn’t look a strong race.

The Tin Man is eight years old, Dream of Dreams is in and out, One Master is more of a seven furlong horse. Hello Youmzain is probably the one I fear most while Sceptical’s form is questionable.

The sprinters in Ireland aren’t great. They are making him favourite but if I could choose a horse in the race I would choose Khaadem.

16:40 – Fun Mac

He stays well and has run well in this race before. I like the horse and though he has come down in the ratings a bit, I still think he can run a decent race.




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.