After a busy Day 1 of the Craven Meeting, Ryan Moore returns to Newmarket on Wednesday with a further four rides. Here is the Betfair Ambassador's exclusive verdict on the chances of each...
"He has had a break since running in the Hong Kong Cup in December, and he has gone well when fresh before. I don't know his level of fitness coming into this race but he is the class horse of the race and definitely the one to beat at these weights."
He didn't win after taking the Huxley in May, so he doesn't have to carry a penalty here. He ran some great races from 1m to 1m2f afterwards though, and probably none more so than when finishing third in the Queen Anne. He has had a break since running in the Hong Kong Cup in December, and he has gone well when fresh before.
I don't know his level of fitness coming into this race but he is the class horse of the race and definitely the one to beat at these weights.
I haven't ridden her before. It looks like she took a while to come to hand last season, making her debut in late September. But she progressed with each run, winning her maiden and then finishing a fair fifth in a Group 3 at Leopardstown. Her pedigree suggests she may need further than this 7f in time, but being a War Front you would say that the drying ground is in her favour and, of course, we are dealing with a very lightly-raced filly.
On what we have seen to date though, she does need to improve a fair amount to be troubling the likes of Lowther winner Threading and Oh So Sharp winner Altyn Orda, to name just two of these. And Nyaleti was very good on her day last season, especially when winning the Princess Margaret for me by five lengths at Ascot.
She is a well-bred Dubawi filly, who cost a lot of money at the sales back in 2015 I see, but other than that I can't tell you a great deal about her. Those to have raced don't set too high a standard, but of course they are open to a lot of improvement, given their profiles, and William (Haggas) has a newcomer in here as well.
I got on him for the first time at Doncaster on his final start last season, and he ran well when just getting touched off. I am not sure how strong that form was, and he has gone up 2lb for it, but hopefully he is the type to progress at three and his pedigree gives you plenty of encouragement that this 1m2f trip will suit. This handicap has traditionally thrown up some very good horses in the past, though, and there a few likely types in here again.