TOM Scudamore will return to York Racecourse tomorrow aiming to secure a second successive win in the £25,000 Jump Jockeys' Nunthorpe, backed by Sun Bets.

The race is more valuable than last year when Scudamore paired up with Tylery Wonder to win the inaugural staging, by an impressive four lengths.

Twelve months on, Scudamore is set to renew acquaintance with the Paul Midgley-trained gelding and the weekend’s race sees many of his jump-jockey colleagues swap stamina-laden hurdlers and chasers for the speedsters of the Flat.

They will race over the same five furlongs as used for the famous Group 1 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, every August.

A huge crowd will be there to cheer them home, as capacity has already been reached on the Stands Side, with those who did not buy tickets in advance needing to view from the refurbished Clocktower Enclosure, which will open at 11.15am.

Scudamore said: “It was a great experience last year. I got a huge buzz out of it.

“Riding in a sprint is something we only get to do once a year. It’s something we all look forward to and we’ve been winding each other up for weeks about it, really!

“None of us get the opportunity to go racing at York – normally there’s jump racing on the same day. It’s a fantastic racecourse and I suppose it’s a bit like a busman’s holiday.

"You are going there to work but it’s a different thing."

Scudamore maintained that it will be good fun, but Yorkshire-based Midgley – a former jump jockey himself – laughed as he added: “Whenever there’s prize money involved, don’t worry, they always take it seriously!”

He is hoping that the man who rode Thistlecrack to King George VI Chase glory at Kempton in 2016 can revive Tylery Wonder.

The eight-year-old has yet to win this season and his official handicap mark is 4lb lower than when he triumphed previously at York.

Midgley declared: “It was great to get Tom on board last year and he gave him a peach of a ride. It was him that won the race as much as the horse.

“Tylery Wonder is probably not in quite as good form on the racecourse this year going into the race, but luckily Tom has stuck by him. He has become well handicapped again but at the same time he has become well handicapped for a reason.

“He is a horse that loves a flat galloping track and that’s one thing he must have for him to be at his best.”

The first race of seven at York tomorrow starts at 1.35pm.