Ryan Moore dashes off to Saint-Cloud for two rides for his boss Aidan O'Brien on Sunday afternoon, and here the Betfair Ambassador talks exclusively about his chances and the main opposition...
"He is a colt of some potential - not surprising as he is a brother to Brave Anna and Hit It A Bomb - and hopefully he can progress again and make his presence felt."
- Ryan Moore on Threeandfpourpence
13:35 Saint-Cloud - Delano Roosevelt
Aidan obviously has a strong hand here but I think Luminate is the one to beat, to be honest. I thought she was very impressive when winning a Group 3 over 1m1f at Chantilly last time, where she had what looked like a decent field strung out like washing. She has plenty of stamina in her pedigree.
We know that Kew Gardens stays this trip really well, having won the Zetland for me in emphatic fashion last time, and his earlier Beresford form obviously ties in very closely with Delano Roosevelt, who I ride here. My colt finished in front of Kew Gardens there and is progressing nicely.
And then you have Nelson, who beat Kew Gardens by 3 lengths over a mile at Leopardstown and who I thought may have bumped into a decent colt in Roaring Lion in the Royal Lodge. There is probably not much between the three of them at their best, and all have winning chances.
14:45 Saint-Cloud - Threeandfpourpence
Being a War Front, you would expect him to want better ground than he will get here. But he ran well on soft when I rode him on his debut and he won his maiden on yielding ground and he took a massive step forward form-wise when fourth in the Dewhurst. He is a colt of some potential - not surprising as he is a brother to Brave Anna and Hit It A Bomb - and hopefully he can progress again and make his presence felt.
But it's a very competitive Group 1, as you would expect.
The home team have a couple of likely sorts in Cascadian and the unbeaten Sacred Life - Cascadian may have been three from three, too, had he not missed the kick at Deauville - and plenty of the others like Champagne Stakes runner-up Hey Gaman are solid Group-race performers.Seven furlongs on soft ground will suit him well.
Ellthea also ran well when fifth in the Fillies' Mile and I think the combination of 7f and softer ground could see her in an even better light, and Fighting Irish is progressive, too.