Ryan Moore: Five rides at Doncaster today

Ryan has five scheduled rides at Doncaster today

Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore has five booked rides at Doncaster today and here he talks exclusively about the chances of each...

Ryan Moore on Duke Of Firenze

"I think you will see him to much better advantage today and he has been going well at home in preparation for this."


14:20 Doncaster - Chandlery

This looks a pretty hot race for a listed race - even the lowest-rated horse, Stand My Ground, is very interesting in a first time hood on his first start for David O'Meara - so Chandlery will need to be pretty straight to even be competitive here and probably post a career-best to win. He has been off the track since July 2011 with a broken pelvis but I hear that he has recovered well and has been going well enough at home. And you always like to have these comeback horses pretty straight but the odds are that he will need the run. But don't forget what a promising and classy juvenile he was, winning the Group 2 Vintage Stakes on his last start. But, like I said, this is very competitive - Gabrial has form in better company, while Sovereign Debt deserves respect - and I have seen weaker Group 3s than this, so I am probably bang up against it.


14:55 Doncaster - Man Of Plenty

Won first time up last season in a Windsor maiden and went on to put up a couple of decent placed efforts in handicap company, back at Windsor (where I beat him a head on Rye House) and then at Goodwood. He is not obviously well handicapped on those runs but 1m4f on good ground, though he has form in the soft, could just be a combination that suits this horse. But, whatever the ground come race-time, he is still lightly-raced, and has a fair chance on his first start for Ed, whose horses seem pretty forward.


15:30 Doncaster - Duke Of Firenze

I thought that he could go on and win good races after impressing me when I partnered him to victory at Windsor in June, but he was beaten in his three next starts. And that was a little disappointing. But looking back at it, there were excuses for those defeats. He was only beaten off a 9lb higher mark by Fulbright next time up at Newmarket, and the winner advertised that form when going on to win in Group 2 company; he probably didn't fully see out the 7f at Doncaster; and on his last start at Ascot he again probably wasn't ideally suited by the soft ground. So, back over 6f on good ground, I think you will see him to much better advantage today and he has been going well at home in preparation for this. But you don't need me to tell you what a competitive race this looks - Musselburgh winner Move In Time is interesting and Jack Dexter is an obvious threat - and any significant rain would be a worry.


16:05 Doncaster - Duke Of Clarence

I haven't sat on him so I can't tell you a great deal about him that the form book doesn't. He proved himself progressive towards the end of last season, winning on good and soft ground, but he would need to step up on his fourth at Warwick this month were you to seriously fancy his chances here. But I hope that he will be sharper here and he obviously can't be written off. There are plenty of potential improvers in here though, probably none more so than Lingfield winner Carazam off 8st 7lb and recent Newcastle scorer Beaumont's Party at the other end of the weights.


17:15 Doncaster - School Fees

Another horse that I don't know too much about. I see that she only beat one home at Kempton last month but some of her form last season is obviously a lot more encouraging, and she is only 1lb higher than when winning at Bath last July, and she looks versatile as regards ground. But she has to put three modest runs behind her here, and she doesn't look an obvious winner to me. Let's hope I am wrong, and I see the stable are in good form.


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