Ryan Moore has a good-looking book of five rides on the third day of Doncaster's St Leger meeting and here the Betfair Ambassador talks exclusively about them all...
"The form hasn't been tested yet but the manner of the victory suggests he has fully earned a tilt at Listed company, especially one that has cut up a lot at the overnight stage, too."
- Ryan Moore on Wichita
Fast ground ideal in wide open contest
14:10 - Pretty Baby
Despite finishing well down the placings at Goodwood last time, she wasn't beaten that far and she looks to be one of the form horses in here - Angel's Hideaway is probably the pick of the weights on her best form - even though a 3lb penalty for her Lingfield Group 3 win in May is not ideal. That came on soft ground but this quicker surface should be fine for her judged on her 2018 form. In fact, it will be ideal. There is no stand-out in here, but there is a fair of depth, though.
Falling handicap mark gives him every chance
14:40 - Bartholomeu Dias
The fast ground looks like it has taken its toll on the numbers for this handicap, but it should be fine for my horse. A more pressing problem for him is his recent form, as he has run two moderate races since a good fourth in the Northumberland Plate. But the handicapper has certainly given him every chance, dropping him 6lb for his York run last time. You rarely see them lowered that much for one run.
Tough task but he is a smart stayer in his own right
15:10 - Max Dynamite
The formbook and the ratings tell you we are probably playing for third place here, and he needs to show a bit more than he did in the Ebor last time, though he had clearly a tough task there. But he ran well when third at Royal Ascot and he was just edged out by Thomas Hobson in this race last season. It is obviously a stronger renewal, but he is clearly a smart stayer in his own right. Some watering or a shower or two probably wouldn't go amiss for him.
A lot to find with form horses
15:45 - Seize The Time
Presumably she had been showing a fair bit at home to go off favourite when winning on her debut at Beverley. She didn't go on from there in a Listed race at Newbury next time, but maybe we didn't see the best of her there on easier ground. She clearly has an awful lot to find with the form horses, though this is just her third start, so we shouldn't be jumping to conclusions about her just yet.
Debut win entitles him a tilt at this level
16:20 - Wichita
Any of ours who win on their debuts have done well, and this No Nay Never colt did it pretty snugly when winning a big-field maiden at the Curragh last month, though I wasn't on board. The form hasn't been tested yet but the manner of the victory suggests he has fully earned a tilt at Listed company, especially one that has cut up a lot at the overnight stage, too. Visinari is the clear form pick going into the race, though.