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Ryan Moore: The views on my Saturday rides at the Curragh

Ryan Moore is off to the Curragh for three booked rides on Saturday afternoon
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It's a trip to Ireland for Ryan Moore on Saturday afternoon as he take three rides for Aidan O'Brien at the Curragh, including one on the strong favourite Order Of St George in the day's feature...


"He is not entirely straightforward and has surprisingly been beaten on occasions, but there is little doubt that he is one of the best stayers, and probably the best around, on his day."

- Ryan Moore on Order Of St George

13:45 - Conquest

Aidan has three in here, including the unraced Camelot filly Queen Iseult who, as most from the yard do, looks the part on paper. I can't tell you how she goes at home as it stands, but everyone knows how much the stable juveniles progress for their opening run, so I wouldn't rule out a much-improved showing from his other pair, Erin or Conquest.

Erin shaped okay here last month and I ride Conquest, a sister to Minding who has picked up valuable experience at Leopardstown and Galway. The step up to a mile should suit her.


14:20 - Bond Street

Bond Street has the better form of the pair, having run creditably in defeat behind the likes of Gustav Klimt and The Pentagon on his last two starts. He looks the obvious one in here. But, as I've just said, you certainly wouldn't rule out Royal Navy Warship coming on a ton for his debut here last month. He comes from the family of Found but, as a War Front, he could prefer it quicker than he is possibly likely to encounter here.


15:30 - Order Of St George

Just the six runners but a pretty strong line-up. I don't think there is any doubt that a peak-form Order Of St George is the one to beat, though. He has won this race for the past two years and he wasn't far off his best when just touched off by Big Orange at Ascot last time, when things didn't pan out ideally.

He is not entirely straightforward and has surprisingly been beaten on occasions, but there is little doubt that he is one of the best stayers, and probably the best around, on his day.

You have to respect the likes of Rekindling and Wicklow Brave, who beat him in the Irish Leger last season, and Renneti also looked very good at Galway last time, but they all have to improve to beat my mount.

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