Ryan Moore: The verdict on my six Sunday rides at Naas
After a couple of rides in the US on Saturday, Ryan Moore heads to Ireland with six booked rides at Naas. Here is the Betfair Ambassador's take on his chances...
"This sister to Hydrangea is the form pick on that Curragh run and there is hopefully more to come, too."
13:50 Naas - A jump into the unknown for Magna Grecia
Normal comments apply when It comes to the un-raced two-year-olds, I am afraid. I don't know anything about him other than the Invincible Spirit colt cost a lot as a foal, and is out of a mare who showed her best form at two. It's also a race full of newcomers, so you don't know what you are up against either.
14:20 Naas - Hermosa is the form pick
Aidan's juveniles can take a big leap forward at any time as they gain experience, and that is exactly what Hermosa did when finishing third in the Moyglare. This sister to Hydrangea is the form pick on that Curragh run and there is hopefully more to come, too.
14:55 Naas- Cypress Creek shouldn't be far away
He ran well in the face of a stiff task in the Irish St Leger last time and, on a strict reading of it, that was his best run yet. He meets some higher-rated opposition here, some decent stablemates and improvers like Falcon Eight, but he shouldn't be far away if running his race on his first start at 2m.
16:00 Naas - St Patrick's Day may prefer 6f
He hasn't gone on as expected from his reappearance third at the Curragh over a mile in June, so he was stepped down to 5f at Tipperary last time. That didn't do the trick either, but perhaps 6f will be better for him, as he doesn't lack pace and obviously stays further. He has to show more than of late to be winning this, though.
16:35 Naas - Dali has chances
He is a decent sprint handicapper who returned to form at Navan last time. He is actually 1lb lower here and won over course and distance in Listed company in June, so he has chances in an open race.
17:05 Naas - Superbly bred Mount Everest can build on maiden win
Aidan has three decent colts in here and a win for any of them wouldn't surprise me. I rode this colt on his debut, when he shaped very well, and he put a slightly disappointing run at Cork behind him when winning his maiden at the Curragh last time. He is superbly-bred, and this will tell us a lot more about how much talent he has inherited.