Ryan Moore is crossing over the Channel to ride Peace Envoy in Sunday's French 2,000 Guineas, and here the Betfair Ambassador gives his exclusive views on the race...
"But at least that run would have sharpened him up, and he has chances if seeing out the trip at his first attempt at a mile from his midfield draw."
French 2,000 Guineas
A lot of people would have expected me to ride Orderofthegarter here after his two impressive recent wins, but I have never ridden the horse before - Seamie rode him to win in really good style at Leopardstown last time - so I was happy to be guided by Aidan.
This looks to be a pretty strong renewal of the Classic. A lot of the big, home stables are represented by unexposed recent winners - the likes of Brametot and Inns Of Court - and the English and Irish have a pretty strong hand too, not least with Racing Trophy winner and Craven runner-up Rivet.
I am on what will probably be one of the outsiders in Peace Envoy, but he has each-way chances at his best. He was a very smart juvenile, when his best effort came in a length third to Lady Aurelia in the Morny here, and he clearly didn't get the run of the race when fourth on his comeback over 7f at Naas a fortnight ago.
But at least that run would have sharpened him up, and he has chances if seeing out the trip at his first attempt at a mile from his midfield draw.