It's day one of the Dubai Future Champions Festival and Ryan has plenty of exciting rides - you can read about them all here...
"The extra furlong looks highly likely to suit Love, and she looks to have a solid chance, for all the likes of Quadrilateral, Cayenne Pepper and Powerful Breeze are all unbeaten fillies with a lot of upside still to come. "
Needs a return to form
13:50 - Pistoletto
It is probably fair to say that he hasn't gone on as expected from his impressive debut success, and he ran well below par at Fairyhouse last time. But if he returned to the form of his Gimcrack sixth, and the step down to 5f on this ground may suit, then he would have each-way chances here.
Don't rule out my ride
15:00 - Limato
The ground clearly isn't ideal for him here, but there are only five runners for a very valuable prize so it is probably worth having a go. He doesn't carry a penalty here, and he certainly has a leading chance at the weights if returning to the form of his defeat of Glorious Journey and Suedois on the July course in the summer. His main form rivals Mustashry and Shine So Bright obviously have to be respected, but they also won't be ideally suited by the ground either, and both carry a penalty.
Love sets the standard here
15:35 - Love
This race is full of fillies with Group 1 potential, but my horse has already done it in this grade and probably just about sets the standard on her Moyglare victory. The extra furlong looks highly likely to suit, and she looks to have a solid chance, for all the likes of Quadrilateral, Cayenne Pepper and Powerful Breeze are all unbeaten fillies with a lot of upside still to come. And you had to be very impressed by the first-named at Newbury last time.
This is tough but not beyond my mount
I rode him when he won at Pontefract in June and he looks to have followed up well off an 8lb higher mark at Newcastle last time, when stepped up to this trip. This will be the softest ground he has faced, but his dam handled it and he is a well-related colt with hopefully a lot more to give after just five starts. This handicap looks like it will take a fair bit of winning, though.
We'll know a lot more about Elfin Queen after this
16:45 - Elfin Queen
None of the raced horses has shown that much to date, and that includes my filly. But she looks to have shaped nicely enough over 6f at Naas last month and you expect her to come on a good amount for it, especially over this extra furlong. The ground is obviously an unknown.
Trip suits Simply Beautiful
17:20 - Simply Beautiful
There is very little between most of these, though I suppose you'd have to say that Fanny Logan is very much the one to beat. My filly looks pretty solid after her second over 1m4f here last time and the step down to 1m2f on this ground should be fine.