Jim Crowley cut for jockeys title after Bath double

Crowley now a 3/10 shot after pulling six clear of nearest rival.

Jim Crowley cut for jockeys title after Bath double

The battle to become champion jockey took another twist on Monday as Jim Crowley rode a double at Bath to extended his lead over nearest rival Silvestre de Sousa.

Beginning the day four ahead of reigning champion de Sousa, Crowley rode a double on the day thanks to wins on Zlatan and Spring Jig to extend his lead as de Sousa drew a blank on the same card.

Crowley told the Racing Post: "I was a jump jockey so know it can all change in an instant, I have to keep the pedal to the metal right to the end and keep trying harder now I am in front."

Crowley is now best-priced 3/10 with some firms as short as 2/9. De Sousa meanwhile can be backed at 11-4 having been 7/4 on Monday morning.

Both jockeys are off to Wolverhampton on Tuesday evening, with Crowley having five rides booked and De Sousa four.

There's now less than three weeks to go before the Stobart Champion Flat Jockey race concludes at Ascot on October 15.