Jim Crowley: “This is much more to Khaloosy’s liking – I’m hopeful of a big run”
Coral ambassador previews his Saturday rides at Haydock
Haydock 13.45 – Khaloosy
Khaloosy was an excellent winner at Royal Ascot, and as a result we went to Glorious Goodwood with high hopes. However, he was very quickly away that day, he ran far too keenly on ground that was too quick for him in hindsight, and as a result we can put a line through that run.
We’re drawn OK here, and the ground will be much more to his liking, so I’d be hopeful of a big run.
Haydock 14.15 – Arthurian Fable
I’m delighted to be back on Arthurian Fable, after he gave me a cracking ride to finish second in the Melrose at York’s big meeting.
This is a tricky little race, but my fellow will stay well, he won’t mind any cut in the ground, and I think he’s got a very solid chance.
Haydock 14.50 – Reshoun
I’ve finished first and third on Reshoun in the last two runnings of this race, so we know how well he goes here, and he also won for me at Newbury earlier this summer.
He will love this ground, and although he’s running off a career high mark, I think he’s got an excellent each-way chance here.
Haydock 15.25 – Tabdeed
In the big race of the day I’m on the lightly raced Tabdeed for the boss. He won the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last time, and won it well, beating The Tin Man, a former winner of this race, and as a result deserves his place at Group One level.
He’s still unexposed for a 5-year-old, and while this is a proper test, as you’d expect, with proven Group One horses at the head of the betting, my horse is still open to plenty of improvement.
He would probably prefer better ground, but I’m sure he’ll handle this, and if he did run a big race it wouldn’t be a huge shock.