Jim Crowley Blog | Royal Ascot Day Two

19 Jun 2024
Coral Racing Ambassador, Jim Crowley, provides a preview of his three rides on the second day of Royal Ascot, including Alflaila in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

15:05 Queen's Vase – See The Green

He is a big outsider in the race as he has a lot to find on ratings. He stays very well, as he showed when breaking his maiden at Catterick last time out. If we are to be in the mix here, he will need to take a big step forward on what he has shown so far.

Ahmad Al Shaikh is a great owner. I was fourth in the Derby on board Deira Mile for him. This horse is up against it here, but I will be hoping he can come home for some decent prize money.

16:25 Prince Of Wales's Stakes – Alflaila

He is a horse I think very highly of. This is his first run of the season, but he has been away for a racecourse gallop. He was fifth in an Irish Champion Stakes last year, but he just got too far back that day. If the race had panned out differently, he could have been right there at the finish.

I think he has a very good chance in this race, as you can make holes in the market leaders. He loves fast ground, and if he reproduces the Irish Champion Stakes form, he will be in the mix here.

17:40 Kensington Palace Stakes – Rowayeh

I am absolutely delighted to be riding this filly. You can put a line through her race at Newmarket earlier this year as she wasn’t quite sharp enough for that run. She has come on massively for that outing.

I think she is a very talented filly who works at home like a Group horse. I will be hoping to keep her held up for as long as possible. She has a lovely racing weight, and I am expecting her to run a big race.

Jim Crowley, Coral Racing Ambassador
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