Jim Crowley: “Khanjar is my best chance of a last day winner”
Coral ambassador previews his Saturday rides at Goodwood
I’ve not ridden Mamillius before, but he’s got bags of experience and has been in consistently good form this season, including a win at Epsom last time, which gives him a six-pound penalty here.
He’s won on good to soft, which should stand him in good stead. We’re drawn in 24, which puts us stand side, as so often at Goodwood we’ll need some luck in running, but he could run a decent race at a big price.
Another first-time mount for me here, this time on Rhythmic Intent.
By Lope De Vega, he’s another who shouldn’t mind any cut in the ground, and he was a good second at Sandown last time, bouncing back after a disappointing run at York the time before.
His trainer Stuart Williams is a shrewd operator and this fellow has pieces of form in the book that give him a chance here, and he’ll be a decent price too.
Motagally was all set to be sent to the sales, but he’s a horse I like and we managed to keep hold of him.
He has redeemed his reputation with some consistent performances, to the point where he’s rated 101 now. We’re drawn on the far side in nine, which I don’t mind. I was on the same side when winning this race on Khaadem two years ago.
It seems that we run downhill for further over that side and this fellow is certainly talented enough to run into a place at a big price.
Khanjar made his debut earlier this month at Ascot, and he was unlucky that day. He just got no run and did well to finish as close as he did.
He should come on plenty for that too, and while once again we’ll need a little bit of luck over this seven-furlong trip, he should be nearly favourite for this based on that Ascot run. He’s certainly my best chance of having a winner on the last day.