Micro Monday: Jim Crowley

 

A Focus on Jim Crowley

Given his superb Royal Ascot, now seems as good a time as any to look at former Champion Jockey, Jim Crowley. As always with such research the aim is to provide useful information that may help you and I back a few more winners.

The foundations are strong…

If you had backed every ride of his since the start of 2008, you’d have lost 850 points to starting price, but won +1296 to BFSP.  His mounts perform 9% above market expectations which is no mean feat from 10403 rides (as I type on 22nd June).  Jim’s win strike rate on all turf rides since becoming retained rider to Hamdan Al Maktoum is 18%, which is the 6th best in the UK. The average win SR of all jockeys in the period is 10.33%.

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  • Good work, Josh.
    One rider who is currently unsuitable for such research, but should be on our radar, is Ben Curtis, the rider of Dandalla, whose rides are continually being upgraded during the last 12 months, and has especially strong connections in the north, currently.

    Chris 23/06/20 8:59 AM Reply


  • Jim is a very consistent jockey in my eyes. Nothing fancy, just gets on with it and rides the horse to maximum effect. he has stability in his life and knows what he has to get done before his career is over to gain security going forward.

    Someone who seems to me to be coming along nicely is Thor Hammer Hansen. Seems very driven to get on.

    I do agree re Ben Curtis as well.

    Martin Colwell 23/06/20 10:13 AM Reply


  • Yes, Martin, THH has been under my eye since he started here. Don’t know if he is still in the ‘education’ phase? Any thoughts?

    Chris 23/06/20 10:36 AM Reply


    • Just had a quick dive into Geegeez Query tool….

      Thor must have the best name in sport I think!

      He definitely is still at the learning stage – but also the stage where trainers will use him knowing that, on badly handicapped horses etc maybe, or those not yet fully primed. He can clearly ride, and I assume is licensed to Richard Hannon (not a bad training ground for future riding stars) –

      His overall stats are 30/350, 100 places, AE 0.74, IV 0.91, -111 SP

      Of some minor note, for Alan King now 3/13,6p and Ian Williams 2/3,2p

      It looks as though he’s got a future , given with Hannon, who’s used him, and some of his performances. Still, much to learn and will be interesting to track.

      Josh 23/06/20 10:43 AM Reply


  • Yes, based at the Hannon’s from the outset – a competitive environment! Handy trainer stats, ta.
    Rossa Ryan progressing well.

    Chris 23/06/20 11:27 AM Reply


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