Ryan Moore crosses the Irish Sea for four rides at the Curragh on Sunday afternoon and here the Betfair Ambassador talks about the chances of each...
"...but he is rated 133 over hurdles - and had winning Flat form for his previous trainer, albeit many moons ago now - so you have to respect his chance, obviously."
- Ryan Moore on Sure Reef
14:05 - Magical
Aidan has won this maiden with some very good fillies in recent years. He relies on Magical here, and she is a full sister to Rhododendron. Everyone is aware that the stable have had very few juvenile first-time-out winners though, and Dawn Delivers sets a decent level to aim at, so let's see. I haven't heard anything about my filly yet, though.
15:10 - Pocketfullofdreams
She is a versatile filly trip-wise and broke her maiden tag when winning over 1m at Naas and she wasn't disgraced at all when beaten only 11 lengths in the Group 1 Pretty Polly over 1m2f here last time. Back down in trip, and grade, she has a chance but she does need to improve to beat one or two of these.
15:45 - Spirit Of Valor
This looks a very competitive Group 2 over 7f with several possible winners. But my colt is joint top-rated and he clearly comes here on the back of a career-best second at odds of 66/1 in the Jersey last time. If reproducing that level of performance, and maybe improving again, he clearly is in with a fair shout in an open race with trip and ground to suit.
16:45 - Sure Reef
Everyone knows how good Willie is on the Flat these days. I think this is the first time this horse has raced on the Flat for him, and he comes here after being pulled up in a chase last time, but he is rated 133 over hurdles - and had winning Flat form for his previous trainer, albeit many moons ago now - so you have to respect his chance, obviously.