Tom Marquand closes the gap on reigning Champion Jockey Oisin Murphy.
The 22-year-old jockey now sits five wins behind leader Murphy in the Champion Jockey title race.
Tom Marquand hit 50 winners with Tomorrow’s Dream in the opening race of the Qatar Goodwood Festival.
Tomorrow's Dream - good winner of the opening contest of the Qatar Goodwood Festival under @TomMarquand 👏— Racing TV (@RacingTV) July 28, 2020
William Haggas - one runner on the card today and a winner at @Goodwood_Races #QatarGoodwoodFestival
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Marquand, who was crowned Champion Apprentice in 2015, said: “It’s been a great start to the season for me and I certainly hope I can continue this run of form and push Oisin until very end.”
“Becoming Champion Jockey is most definitely the aim, so hopefully the next 50 wins can come just as quick!”
The Berkshire-based jockey moves seven victories ahead of third-placed Ben Curtis (43), with William Buick (42) and Marquand’s partner, Hollie Doyle (39) in the Champion Jockey title race.
Amongst Marquand’s 50 victories so far this season was his maiden Royal Ascot success with Who Dares Wins in the Queen Alexandra Stakes, plus the Group 3 Betfair Exchange Hoppings Fillies’ Stakes with Nkosikazi at Newcastle Racecourse.
He has also secured trebles at Chepstow, Kempton Park and Lingfield Park.
Marquand’s most successful trainer partnership so far this season is with William Haggas, trainer of Tomorrow’s Dream, with the pair enjoying eleven victories together.
His top performing track of the season so far is Kempton Park where he has secured 11 wins.