TRC rankings star: Tom Marquand

• Most notable mover on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary’s Global Rankings

Horse Racing Pablo Escobarr Goodwood with Tom Marquand
Tom Marquand with Pablo Escobarr after winning G3 Glorious Stakes at Goodwood.
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+14 Tom Marquand

Long since spoken of as a future champion jockey, Tom Marquand’s star continues to rise and last week he enjoyed three Group-race victories – enough to catapult him into the world’s Top 50 for the first time according to Thoroughbred Racing Commentary’s global rankings.

Marquand, 22, was triumphant on One Master and Pablo Escobarr for trainer William Haggas at the Qatar Goodwood Festival before crossing the Channel for Cairn Gorm’s victory in the G3 Prix de Cabourg at Deauville on Sunday. 

The Mick Channon-trained two-year-old is now being lined up for either the Prix Morny or the Gimcrack, while his rider earned a 14pt boost (#45 from #76) for last week’s exploits, which also saw him beaten only a neck on 20-1 chance One Voice in the G1 Nassau.

After a recent charge, Marquand is now second in the British title race behind defending champ Oisin Murphy. 

Jim Crowley’s golden spell in the colours of his retainer Sheikh Hamdan shows no sign of abating. In most other weeks, notable Group-race wins with the likes of the Mohaather, Battaash and Enbihaar would surely be enough to earn TRC laurels.

For this week, though, former champion jockey Crowley will have to content himself with a nice 6pt boost (#15 from #21) and a coveted spot in the world’s Top 20.

Frankie Dettori, by the way, still stands well clear at the top, his total of 1,092pts putting him 29 ahead of JRA leader Christophe Lemaire (1,063pts).

Among trainers, Haggas moves up into the trainers’ Top 20 (+6pt, #16 from #22) while there is a also a nice jump for Battaash’s trainer Charlie Hills (+7pt, #53 from #71) and Calumet Farm’s in-form private trainer Jack Sisterson (+6pt, #198 from #259) after his maiden G1 strike via Vexatious at Saratoga.

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