Saturday is largely about the two-year-olds at Newmarket, but the big handicap is the Cambridgeshire, and Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore has a strong chance...
"...I can see a strongly-run 1m1f playing to his staying strengths, and a bit of ease in the ground won't be a problem. His midfield draw is okay too, and I can see him going well."
- Ryan Moore on Derevo
Big improver with a boost to recent form
13:50 - Ontario
We had six in here at the five-day stage, and Ontario takes his chance. I haven't ridden him before but he made a big step forward when third over 7f in a Group 2 on soft at the Curragh last time, and he looks to be a big improver as he gains experience. He may need to come on again to win this, taking on unexposed and progressive recent winners like Acomb scorer Gear Up, but he will handle ease in the ground and hopefully the return to 1m will suit this Galileo colt. And that Curragh form last time was given a boost when the runner-up, Cadillac, was very impressive in winning a Group 2 next time.
Form choice but this is a good race
14:25 - Miss Amulet
She is the form choice here on her Lowther Stakes defeat of Sacred and Umm Kulthum, who both re-oppose here, and she has a very good, progressive profile with an excellent attitude. It's as simple as that really. Conditions will suit and they all have to improve to beat her. However, it is a pretty good Cheveley Park, and you don't have to look hard for big dangers. Sacred has been unlucky on occasions and first-time cheekpieces may help her, Dandalla looked very good when winning the Albany, and you also have potential big improvers like Alcohol Free, and the horse who beat her at Salisbury, Happy Romance. It is a good race.
Has a lot to find but I think his best is yet to come
15:00 - Lipizzaner
I thought he would go close in the Norfolk, so I was expecting a bit better from him than his fourth there. He clearly didn't run badly though, and he got off the mark at Navan earlier in the month, his first start since Royal Ascot. He clearly has an awful lot to find here but I certainly don't think we have seen the best of him yet, and the step back up to 6f will probably suit. And he should come on appreciably from Navan, given he hadn't run since mid-June. It wouldn't surprise me at all if he got into the shake-up, for all he has plenty of improvement to find.
Competitive race but he ticks a lot of boxes
15:35 - Derevo
Things haven't fallen right for him this season, but I can see this test suiting him. He ran his best race of the campaign when second at Doncaster last time, and he was a bit unfortunate there too, as if anything he was going too well and hit the front earlier than ideal as a result. But that run still leaves him 3lb well-in here and I can see a strongly-run 1m1f playing to his staying strengths, and a bit of ease in the ground won't be a problem. His midfield draw is okay too, and I can see him going well.