De Sousa odds-on for title after six winners in two days

Silvestre de Sousa: is odds-on to win a second Flat jockeys' championship

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker ( De Sousa odds-on after six winners in two days
By Stuart Riley 3:57PM 30 AUG 2016

ALL the even-money available on Tuesday morning about Silvestre de Sousa retaining his Flat jockeys' championship has disappeared after the the title leader rode a double at Epsom to take his tally at the track to six winners in two days.

De Sousa followed a 245-1 four-timer on Monday with a 13-1 double from three rides, as he further extended his lead over nearest pursuer Jim Crowley and he is now a best-priced 10-11 to retain his title.

Crowley, who briefly headed De Sousa over the weekend, had one winner himself at Goodwood on Tuesday, and has one ride to come aboard 5-2 shot Hard Toffee in the 5.20, but the best he could salvage from the day now is a score draw.

The duo are set to go head-to-head at Lingfield on Wednesday, where Crowley takes four mounts to De Sousa's five.

De Sousa was successful on Star Of The East, the Mark Johnston-trained 11-4 shot, and the Ivan Furtado-trained 11-4 favourite Nouvelli Dancer at Epsom as he took his tally for the Stobart-backed championship to 83, three ahead of Crowley, who is a best-priced 11-10 to land a first title.

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