Ryan Moore at the Breeders' Cup: The views on my six Saturday rides at Keeneland

Ryan has six rides at Keeneland on Saturday night including on Found in the Breeders' Cup Turf
Ryan has six rides at Keeneland on Saturday night including on Found in the Breeders' Cup Turf

A superb night of racing is in store on day two of the Breeders' Cup and any European success could well depend on Ryan Moore. Here the Betfair Ambassador talks exclusively about his six booked rides at Keeneland...


20:50 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Turf - Found

"She should run well again, hopefully she can get even closer to Golden Horn than she did in the Irish Champion Stakes."

16:45 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
The Great War

I rode The Great War in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita last year, and he ran well enough to finish fourth.

It was disappointing that he didn't win in Canada last time, but he should step forward from that. The drop back down in trip to five and a half furlongs should suit him too, and Wesley Ward says that he is in good form.


18:10 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Filly & Mares Turf
Legatissimo

Legatissimo has been brilliant all year. She has won three Group 1 races, and she was beaten a short head in the Oaks and the Pretty Polly at The Curragh. She was as good as ever last time at Leopardstown.

Soft ground would be a little bit of a worry, but it shouldn't be too soft for her. She is well drawn in stall three, and if she brings her Goodwood or her Leopardstown form, they all have her to beat.

Miss France is a danger. Last year's 1,000 Guineas winner, she has probably been trained for this race all year. She has only run twice this season, and she ran well to go down by just a half a length to Impassable at Longchamp on Arc weekend.

Queen's Jewel has a chance, and Secret Gesture has a chance, and she won't mind the rain, but she has a tough stall. Stephanie's Kitten has a chance, and she is another who will probably appreciate an ease in the ground.

The Chilean filly Dacita is also interesting at a bigger price. She finished well and just got up to beat Tepin in a Grade 2 race at Saratoga in August. Tepin subsequently won a Grade 1 contest at Keeneland by seven lengths and has a chance in the Breeders' Cup Mile. Dacita could run well at a big price.

However, Legatissimo has outstanding claims, and I am looking forward to riding her again.


19:30 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Mile
Time Test

Time Test has been unlucky with the draw. I think the way the draw has panned out, the race could be set up for Make Believe.

He was impressive in the Foret, he just stalked the early pace and then quickened. It was an impressive performance. He is up a furlong in trip here, but he won the French Guineas over a mile. He shouldn't have any difficulty with the trip.

Impassable looked good on the Saturday of Arc weekend in beating Miss France, while Karakontie won this race last year at Santa Anita. He hasn't won since, but he has only run twice, and he has probably been trained for this all year.

Tepin was impressive last time over this course and distance, and Esoterique has done very little wrong all year, she won the Prix Jacques le Marois and the Sun Chariot Stakes, and she appears to be better than ever at the age of five.

I have a lot of time for Time Test, he has impressed me all year and he continues to progress. I think that he has a bright future ahead of him.

If it got very wet, that would be a worry, but hopefully it won't. He stays 10 furlongs, so he would ideally want a fast pace here, but he will probably get that. There are several horses in here who like to go forward early. It's a very interesting race.


20:10 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge won the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot, and he ran a good race at Newmarket last time.

This is going to be very different, obviously, stepping up in trip to a mile and half a furlong and racing on dirt for the first time, and he is not well drawn in stall 14. It's going to be difficult for him.

Greenpointcrusader looks like the one to beat. He was impressive in winning the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park last time, and he looks well drawn in stall three.


20:50 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Turf
Found

Found has been a little frustrating this year, she has won just one of her seven races. She has been unlucky, things have gone against her, and she has run some big races in defeat. She has finished second five times.

I would have liked to have been drawn slightly better, nine of 12 is a little wider than ideal, but a mile and a half around here should be perfect for her. She should run well again, hopefully she can get even closer to Golden Horn than she did in the Irish Champion Stakes.

It really should be between the two of us, the British and Irish form looks well above the American form. The Pizza Man might be best of the home team. He won the Arlington Million in August, when he had a few European horses behind him, and he just failed to catch Grand Arch in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland earlier this month. He should do better now, stepping back up in trip.


21:35 Keeneland - Breeders' Cup Classic
Gleneagles

Hopefully Gleneagles' run in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes will have brought him on. He hadn't run since Royal Ascot, so it is reasonable to expect that he will improve for his run at Ascot.

There is no doubting Gleneagles' talent. He was great in the 2,000 Guineas, he battled well in the Irish 2,000 Guineas on ground that was softer than ideal, and he was an easy winner of the St James's Palace Stakes. This is a new challenge for him, 10 furlongs on dirt, but he could be up to it.

It is a deep Classic, even in the absence of the mare Beholder. American Pharoah has carried all before him this year, the first Triple Crown winner in almost 40 years. He was beaten by Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes last time, but you can forgive him that.

Keen Ice himself is a player, as is Tonalist, who won the Belmont Stakes last year, and who won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on his latest run. Honor Code, who beat Liam's Map in the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, is another danger.

Any one of those three are capable of winning, but, in reality, American Pharoah is the one we all have to beat.


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