It's a much quieter afternoon on Wednesday for Ryan Moore as he has just two booked rides on the second day of the Craven meeting, but both have excellent chances and here the Betfair Ambassador gives his exclusive thoughts on each...
15:55 Newmarket - Raucous
"And I think a mark of 106 is fair enough on his juvenile form. He is a nice strong horse who obviously hasn't had much racing and he has a decent chance in another small field."
This valuable prize has cut up to just five runners and on official ratings you can narrow it down to just two, my mount Waterloo Bridge and Gifted Master.
On their form in the valuable 7f sales race here in October, then I would appear to have little chance, as I was beaten 4 ½ lengths by him into second there and we meet on the same terms. But my horse may not have been cherry-ripe there, as he was running for the first time since winning the Norfolk at Royal Ascot in June, and he went on to run a very good race when not beaten too far from a wide draw on the dirt in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile over a mile afterwards in Keeneland.
A lot will depend on the levels of fitness of the top two here, but my horse clearly doesn't lack pace, has some form with give in the ground, and I don't think there will be much between us here over the trip. But that isn't telling you much, I know.
Progressed well enough after beating a fair sort in Orvar over 6f in the soft on the July course, with good, subsequent thirds in the Gimcrack and the Mill Reef on his final two starts. I rode him when he won on his debut at Sandown, when he was very green and inexperienced, and liked him and you would have to be hopeful that the step up to 7f will suit.
And I think a mark of 106 is fair enough on his juvenile form. He is a nice strong horse who obviously hasn't had much racing and he has a decent chance in another small field.
Adventurous and Great Page have race-fitness on their side, and the former looks the likely pace angle, so hopefully I will get a good tow into the race. And if there is any more rain about this week, that won't be a hindrance to me anyway.
But it is obviously a very competitive little race and you can make a case for them all, including Kachy who did well to win the Molecomb on his second start and he has prospects of staying this extra 2f. In fact, I think I rode his dam to win over 1m4f at Chester once.