Ryan Moore: I like Monday's chances on day two of the Cambridgeshire meeting

Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore has a good book of six rides at Newmarket on Friday

Ryan Moore has some likeable rides on the second day of the Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket, and here the Betfair Ambassador discusses the chances of them all...

"...she looked very good when winning from the front at Leopardstown in a decent time on Irish Champions Weekend and this daughter of Boussac winner and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Ballydoyle looks an exciting filly going forward. I like her chances."

- Ryan Moore on Monday

Likely sort but will need the run

13:15 - Wahraan

Plenty in here showed promise on their debuts but none posted too big a figure, so a decent newcomer could come to the fore. Everyone knows our 2yos tend to come on appreciably for their opening runs and we don't give them a hard time, but Wahraan goes nicely. His pedigree suggests he will need a good deal further than 7f down the line, but hopefully he will put up a good account here and build from it as he gains experience. I think he will need this, though.

Tough task but has each-way claims at her best

13:50 - Romola

She carries a 3lb penalty for her Pontefract win for me in July - and that always makes life very tough in these competitive races - and comes here on the back of a below-par effort in Group 3 company last time, so I think she is up against it, giving weight to the likes of the 1,000 Guineas runner Cloak Of Spirits. But she would have each-way claims at her best, and she handles easy ground well enough.

Worth a shot at this grade after Newmarket win

14:25 - Katara

This looks a strong Group 3 with Yorkshire Oaks runner-up Alpinista setting the standard, but my filly looks to be going places, too. This will be the first time I haven't ridden her but I like her and she looked particularly good when winning on the July course last time, and this Deep Impact filly looks well worth a shot at this grade after what she did there.

Exciting fill with a big chance

15:00 - Monday

Isabella Giles is possibly the one to beat after what she did at Goodwood - I rode the second and you had to be impressed by what she did there, albeit in very testing ground - but I would like to think she meets a better class of rival in my filly. Again, I have not ridden her before but she looked very good when winning from the front at Leopardstown in a decent time on Irish Champions Weekend and this daughter of Boussac winner and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Ballydoyle looks an exciting filly going forward. I like her chances.

Benbatl the one to beat but we're not out of it

15:35 - Regal Reality

Benbatl is clearly the horse to beat if on his A-game - he is top-class on his day on decent ground, and Kameko carries a 5lb penalty for his Guineas win - but there are a few in here that could give him a race. I rode Tilsit when he won at Goodwood last time and he is a nice prospect, while Top Rank is a horse on the up too, but Regal Reality has better form credentials going into the race. He showed what he can do when winning impressively at Salisbury and he is clearly better than he showed for me on soft ground at Goodwood last time. He may be playing for places again here but he is a horse with Group 1 form and he is not out of this, especially if we get no more rain of any significance.

Recent rain in his favour and deserves a crack at this level

16:10 - Laafy

He has surprised me this season. He won well for me off a mark of 89 first time up and he took his form up to another level when winning off 12lb higher at Ascot last time. Wednesday's rain was in his favour and that Ascot win fully entitles him to a crack at Listed company here, even if the likes of Loxley is rated a good deal higher and is unpenalised for his Group 2 win back in early March.

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