Flat jockey Jim Crowley is on target to beat his excellent strike rate of 2012

Jockey Jim Crowley continued his fine form with a treble at Salisbury yesterday. The Pulborough-based rider,enjoyed his best year in 2012, with 148 winners, including all-weather, and £1,218, 596 prize money.

Jockey Jim Crowley

Jockey Jim Crowley

He is already on the 98 winner-mark for 2013, with another four months yet to go. His Salisbury  victories included two for Richard Hannor with Arranger and Go For Broke, plus 33-1 shot Lazer Blazer for trainer Jeremy Gask.

He has three rides at Sandown today ( Saturday) with Joe Packet for Jonathan Portman in the opener;  the interesting Whispering Warrior for David Simcock in the Class 2 handicap, is partnering Kaafel for Peter Hedger in the final race.

Four more rides follow on Sunday at his local  track at Brighton, where he has a good record, starting  with Flashy Queen, trained buy Joseph Tuite, followed by  Jan de Heem for his boss Ralph Beckett in the London to Gatwick Moscow, then Renoir Lady for Joseph Tuite, in the five furlong  handicap, and Gabrial’s Gift trained by David Simcock in the bonus race.

As a jockey who started out as a National Hunt rider before turning to the flat, he has never looked back after the switch and rides consistently successfully and well on the Flat,



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