Betfair ambassador Ryan Moore is a very busy man this weekend. Following his rides at Ascot on Saturday, Ryan crosses the Atlantic to ride two at Woodbine on Sunday...
"I have been lucky enough to win this race for the last three years and while I see Idaho has been made a short-priced favourite, I think he has a pretty tough task on his hands."
This 1m2f trip may be short of her best, having won her Group 3 at Cork over 1m4f in August, but she is still improving judging by her second over 1m2f at the Curragh last time. I think that is fair form and, while she probably needs to improve to win what looks a very competitive race - there are a few European challengers in here - I can see her going well.
The bend is about 110 yards from the start over 1m2f, so you want to be drawn low, and I am happy with stall three. You will need plenty of luck in running with 13-runners round here, though.
I have been lucky enough to win this race for the last three years and while I see Idaho has been made a short-priced favourite, I think he has a pretty tough task on his hands. He was clearly very unlucky in the St Leger last time but he must be fine to be running here, and his earlier placed efforts in the Derbys, and his impressive Voltigeur win at York, read very well. But he meets some very good older horses in this race.
Hardwicke winner Dartmouth is in here, as is Protectionist, who I rode to win a Melbourne Cup by four lengths in 2014, and you also have a Group 1 winner in Erupt and tough and hardened American horses like The Pizza Man, who won the Grade 1 Northern Dancer over course and distance last time. Obviously, I hope I win, and I am happy with stall three again, but this looks a bit harder to me than his odds of 11-8 suggest.