Jim Crowley

Awtaad's Anmaat Wins Dollar War

Sent off the 5-2 favourite for Saturday's G2 Qatar Prix Dollar at ParisLongchamp, Shadwell's Anmaat (Ire) (Awtaad {Ire}) justified that confidence to prevail in a battle with Junko (GB) (Intello {Ger}) in the 10-furlong contest. Brought along steadily by Owen Burrows last term and this, the 4-year-old had sprung to prominence last time when taking Haydock's G3 Rose of Lancaster S. by four lengths Aug. 6 and after taking cover in mid-pack looked the winner in early straight with Jim Crowley motionless. Sent to the front a furlong out, the...

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Invincible Spirit's Mutasaabeq Makes All In The Joel

Allowed free rein on the lead in Friday's G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Joel S., Shadwell's Mutasaabeq (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) was able to turn that tactical edge to full advantage as he made all under a perfectly-crafted Jim Crowley ride. Sent off the 5-2 second favourite returning to the scene of his seven-furlong conditions success at last April's Craven meeting which saw him earn 'TDN Rising Star' status, the Charlie Hills-trained son of Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway)--who had subsequently been brought down to earth on several occasions including when a...

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Mehmas's Minzaal Electrifies The Sprint Cup

Haydock missed the rain on Friday night and Saturday and so the depleted line-up for the feature G1 Betfair Sprint Cup needed a stimulant. It got that and then some in the form of Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who came to the fore in scintillating fashion to become yet another in a long line of star sprinters operating in the Shadwell livery. Looking ready for this career-defining moment when storming to success in Newbury's G3 Hackwood S. on a similarly fast surface over this six-furlong trip July 16, the 7-2...

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Baaeed Brilliant In The International

There was talk of stamina and wellbeing doubts ahead of Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International, but with his usual dash and distinction Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) made light work of the York feature to bring a large measure of both delight and relief to Sheikha Hissa Al Maktoum and William Haggas. The race is a qualifer for the GI Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland in November. Always travelling well within himself detached from the strong pace set by High Definition (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), the 2-5 favourite cantered to...

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Royal Scotsman Scoots To Richmond Triumph

Fitri Hay's Royal Scotsman (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}--Enrol {GB}, by Pivotal {GB}) finished a close up third in Royal Ascot's G2 Coventry S. and justified odds-on favouritism with a snug victory over the same six-furlong trip in Thursday's G2 Richmond S. at Goodwood. Fourth behind the 'TDN Rising Star' display of Noble Style (GB) (Kingman {GB}) contesting a hot novice heat over five furlongs at Ascot in his May 7 debut, he graduated by five lengths over this course and distance 13 days later before his black-type debut in the Coventry...

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Baaeed Powers To Impressive Sussex Triumph

It takes a real good one to make Goodwood's G1 Qatar Sussex S.--a "Win And You're In" for the GI Breeders' Cup Mile--look like a piece of strong work, but then all who assembled on the Downs on Wednesday have come to expect nothing less by now from Shadwell's stellar miler Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}). Like the champions Rock of Gibraltar (Ire) and Frankel (GB), who stopped off here as they devoured group 1s, the peerless homebred is almost running his own virtual reality race against them by...

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Mehmas's Minzaal Strikes In The Hackwood

Winless since the 2020 G2 Gimcrack S., Shadwell's Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) put it all together to return to the first spot in a competitive renewal of Newbury's G3 bet365 Hackwood S. on Saturday. Keen early for Jim Crowley tracking the leaders, the 4-1 co-favourite who was only 13th in Royal Ascot's G1 Platinum Jubilee S. last time June 18 stayed on strongly to gain the advantage inside the last 100 yards. Despite the attention of the 3-year-olds Go Bears Go (Ire) (Kodi Bear {Ire}) and Dubawi Legend (Ire) (Dubawi...

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Baaeed Follows The Script In The Queen Anne

Tuesday's curtain-raiser to the Platinum Jubilee Royal Ascot 2022 went as planned, with Shadwell's Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) carrying on his winning streak in the G1 Queen Anne S. in the kind of straightforward fashion that is his hallmark. With the G1 Lockinge S. runner-up Real World (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) taking it to him this time up the centre of the track, the 1-6 favourite was forced to engage with that rival more than he had done at Newbury but while the final margin was narrowed, the...

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Hukum Powers To Coronation Cup Glory

Shadwell's homebred 5-year-old entire Hukum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Aghareed, by Kingmambo) struck four times at Group 3 level in 2020 and 2021 before annexing Meydan's Mar. 5 G2 Dubai City of Gold and went postward for his European return in Friday's G1 Dahlbury Coronation Cup at Epsom coming back off a seventh in March's G1 Dubai Sheema Classic. Stepping out of the shadow of his hitherto unbeaten full-brother Baaeed (GB), he was unmatched in the closing stages of the 12-furlong contest and powered clear of a select field to...

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Baaeed Is Unmatched in Newbury's G1 Lockinge

Unbeaten through six starts after annexing last October's G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot, Shadwell Estate Company's 4-year-old homebred and G1 Prix du Moulin hero Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}--Aghareed, by Kingmambo) launched his quest for superstardom by putting a stellar field to the sword in Saturday's G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge S. at Newbury. Europe's top miler of 2021, and the world's joint-highest alongside Hong Kong's immovable force Golden Sixty (Aus) (Medaglia d'Oro), made relentless progression throughout his perfect sophomore campaign and continued in similar vein to plunder...

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Frankel's Mostahdaf Back With A Win At Sandown

Shadwell Estate Company's 4-year-old colt Mostahdaf (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) endured his only defeat in six prior starts when a badly-hampered 12th of 13 in Royal Ascot's G1 St James's Palace S. last June and went postward as a strong odds-on favourite for Friday's G3 bet365 Gordon Richards S. at Sandown coming back off a win in October's G3 Darley S. at Newmarket. It was not all plain sailing in the three-runner affair and he was made to earn his corn by King Power Racing's G3 Rose of Lancaster S. winner...

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Baaeed Pounces For QEII Glory At Ascot

Unbeaten in five prior starts heading into Saturday's G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. at Ascot, Shadwell Estate Company's Baaeed (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) fought back a stellar field in the one-mile Breeders' Cup "Win And You're In" contest to stay perfect with a commanding performance over the track's straight mile. Backing up a Leicester maiden win and a 7 1/2-length novice rout at Newmarket in June, he went three-for-three with a four-length tally in the July 8 Listed Sir Henry Cecil S. back at Headquarters before producing an explosive...

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