Jim Crowley Blog | York Day Three

17 May 2024
Coral Racing Ambassador, Jim Crowley, previews his three rides on the final day of the Dante Meeting at York, including Naqeeb in the Group 2 Yorkshire Cup.

14:15 York – Magic Mild

Magic Mild is a nicely bred daughter of Havana Grey who ran a race full of promise at Newmarket on her debut, only getting pipped for third in the final few strides, and only beaten a length overall. She’s sure to improve loads for that debut run, and while this is always a strong listed race, and this year is no exception, I always enjoy riding for Clive [Cox] and it would be no surprise to see her go well.

15:45 York – Naqeeb

This is a really strong looking renewal of the Yorkshire Cup, and so Naqeeb is the outsider of the field, and that’s fair enough. He’s stepping back up in trip after a decent third place at Newmarket over a mile and a half last time, but he’s won over this trip so I’ve no concerns on that score.

He’s a half-brother to our stars Baaeed and Hukum, and while he’s yet to match their achievements, he’s a horse we like a lot, and if he enjoys the step back up in trip it will open up plenty more options for him, but as I say this is a hot contest and it would be a surprise if went and won.

16:45 York – Carolus Magnus

I’ve not ridden this fellow before, and we’re drawn in 19 which is not ideal for this 7 furlongs trip, but Mick and David Easterby’s horses are running well and they always like to have winners at York, so hopefully he can outrun his odds.

Jim Crowley, Coral Racing Ambassador
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