Day two of Doncaster's St Leger Festival sees Ryan Moore with six booked rides on the card, and here the Betfair Ambassador talks exclusively about them all...
"Obviously she will have to step up a fair amount again to be winning this but this sister to Capri is clearly a decent staying prospect and she could well be up to making her presence felt in this competitive Group 2."
- Ryan Moore on Passion
Chance in an open nursery
14:10 - Special Secret
It looks like she was impressive on her debut at Newbury and returned to something like that level when third at Windsor last time. A mark of 79 looks okay, and trip and ground look fine for her. She has her chance in what is obviously a very open nursery.
Greater test of stamina to help
14:40 - Delphinia
Enbihaar and Dame Malliot are clearly the form horses in here, even with their 3lb penalties, and you had to be very impressed by the former given the way she won at Goodwood. But my filly has each-way claims on her Oaks fifth, and she ran a promising enough race after a break when third at Cork last time. She certainly shapes as though this longer trip could really suit her. She obviously needs to improve to beat the likes of Enbihaar, but the greater test of stamina could help her to begin to bridge that gap.
Acomb form makes him the form choice
15:15 = Harpocrates
He is the form choice going into the race. It was a bit galling to get picked up very late on in the Acomb Stakes at York but his much-improved second there, to a decent prospect with the third well beaten off, sets the standard for the others to aim at. If the blinkers have the same effect here, he has an obvious chance but there are some other decent sorts in here who don't have to progress too much to put them right in the mix.
Decent staying prospect can step up to this level
15:45 - Passion
This is the first time I have ridden her but she looks to have left her debut form firmly behind her when winning at Cork last time. Obviously she will have to step up a fair amount again to be winning this but this sister to Capri is clearly a decent staying prospect and she could well be up to making her presence felt in this competitive Group 2 which features a couple of impressive debut winners and a Sweet Solera winner in West End Girl.
Lightly raced and open to improvement
16:55 - Davydenko
Royal Ascot was a step too far, too soon, for him but he was given a break after that and he was very impressive at Newmarket last time. Of course, the handicapper had his say and he is 8lb higher here in a deeper race, but the step up in trip could well suit him and he is clearly lightly-raced and open to more improvement. But I haven't ridden him since his debut last season, so I don't have any recent, first-hand experience of him.
Stable in very good form
17:30 - Madkhal
The fact that he is making his reappearance in September suggests he may have had a problem or two and he doesn't look obviously well-treated off a mark of 90. But the stable are in very good form and the return to 7f should suit on pedigree.