We're delighted to welcome the return of Ryan Moore as a regular columnist on betting.betfair, and here the Betfair Ambassador gives his exclusive views on his five rides at Newmarket on Tuesday...
"Indeed, he finished a good second in a Group 3 at the Curragh a couple of years ago and that would give him an obvious chance in a competitive sprint handicap."
14:20 - Lethal Lunch
Who knows what is lurking among the newcomers in here but I was happy enough with my horse's debut at Windsor last week. Sure, he went off favourite and only finished seventh but he clearly needed the experience a good deal there - he saw plenty of daylight in the middle of the track and wandered around a fair bit - and that run will hopefully stand him in good stead here.
14:55 - Mitigate
My filly has a mountain to climb against much higher-rated horses in here but let's see how we get on. Salsabeel probably sets the form standard on his Doncaster second but Via Egnatia was very impressive here back in October - I rode the third in that race and the winner did it really well, quickening up from the front like a good horse and he is probably the one to beat - and that form is far in advance of what my filly did when winning at Lingfield in February, so my chance isn't obvious.
16:05 - Salouen
I haven't sat on him before but he is probably the one to beat in here on his 2yo form. Clearly, you don't know how horses have progressed over the winter - and there are a couple in here with the benefit of a recent run - but Salouen finished off last season with placed efforts in Group 1s, and his third to Rivet in the Racing Post Trophy sets the form standard. There is plenty of stamina in his pedigree so the 1m1f trip shouldn't be any problem.
16:35 - Firefright
This 7f maiden is full of lightly-raced and largely unexposed 3yos, but on what we know my horse is the one to beat. His third in a Doncaster sales race is probably the pick of his four efforts but he finished off the season with a decent second in a Newbury maiden and a reproduction of those efforts will hopefully see him be very competitive here. But a lot of these have the potential to step forward to meet him form-wise.
17:05 - Independence Day
He only beat one horse in two starts when with David Wachman last season but he has moved to Robert Cowell on David's retirement and looks to be on a fair mark on 93 on his handicap debut if returning to his juvenile form. Indeed, he finished a good second in a Group 3 at the Curragh a couple of years ago and that would give him an obvious chance in a competitive sprint handicap.