Ryan Moore: Exclusive views on my two Sunday rides at Longchamp

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Ryan Moore rides two at Longchamp on Sunday
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After a busy Saturday at Lingfield, Ryan Moore crosses la Manche for two big rides at Longchamp. Read on for his views on their form and chances...

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"Aidan had the option of running him at Newmarket, where he is two from two, but we were well represented there and a mile around here on decent ground could just suit him better anyway. He certainly wasn't stopping when beating Mendelssohn convincingly in the Dewhurst, and he is a brother to Roly Poly, and you don't need me to tell you how good that form is."

In-form ride will enjoy conditions against high-class rivals

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You can easily excuse his last two starts. He clearly faced a very different and searching test when running in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Dirt at Del Mar and then the ground was all against him when he was last of four behind Gustav Klimt on heavy at Leopardstown. Aidan had the option of running him at Newmarket, where he is two from two, but we were well represented there and a mile around here on decent ground could just suit him better anyway. He certainly wasn't stopping when beating Mendelssohn convincingly in the Dewhurst, and he is a brother to Roly Poly, and you don't need me to tell you how good that form is.

He sets the standard on that run, so let's hope he returns to his juvenile best in these more suitable conditions. As you would expect though, he faces some high-class opposition, and the likes of the unbeaten Wootton and impressive Djebel winner Dice Roll have to be greatly respected, as do a few of the others. In fact, Olmedo, who chased home Wootton first time out this season and finished second to Happily in the Lagardere, is a very good colt. My horse is drawn out wide but he goes into the race in good form, as do Aidan's horses in general.

Could it be victory for well-related filly?

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I haven't actually ridden her yet, so I am probably not best placed to give you a rundown on her. But she clearly left her juvenile form a long, long way behind when winning easily in first-time blinkers at Dundalk last month, and the form has been franked by the runner-up winning next time.

Of course, that level of form is still some way detached from this grade, and she is also drawn out wide, but she is a very well-related War Front filly and the expected decent ground should suit. The potential is there for her to make that big jump forward, and I suppose there doesn't look to be a stand-out filly going into the race.

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