Ryan Moore: With luck Cape of Good Hope can place in French Derby

Ryan Moore riding at Chantilly
Ryan (purple silks) riding at Chantilly in 2017

Betfair Ambassador Ryan Moore explains why, in spite of a tough draw, his French derby ride is a decent each way bet against impressive rivals at Chantilly on Sunday...

"It looks a good and deep renewal, with the likes Surfman, Raise You and the unbeaten pair Slalom and Motamarris in here to name just four. But I have place chances alright."

15:25 - Cape Of Good Hope

He was actually a horse that I could see out-running his odds at Epsom, but we come here and I think he has a pretty good chance, for all that his draw in 13 is probably none too clever. He had good Group 2 form against Group 1 horses at two and, although you can't rate the form of his Blue Riband Trial too highly, he is a brother to Highland Reel and Idaho, and I really liked him at Epsom. Given luck in running, I can definitely see him being placed, and he looks a decent-enough each-way bet to me at his double-figure price.

Persian King is drawn just outside of me and I don't think that anyone is going to argue that the French 2,000 Guineas winner doesn't deserve to be a short-priced favourite here. He looks a top-class prospect. We also run Mohawk and Blenheim Palace.

Mohawk has a quick turnaround after his run in the Irish 2,000 Guineas last weekend and the Dee Stakes runner-up will be suited by going up back in trip, while Blenheim Palace, who I rode to win a handicap off just 76 in April, appeared to improve massively when second to Broome in the Derrinstown. Given his rate of progression, he is an interesting outsider.

It looks a good and deep renewal, with the likes Surfman, who finished third in the Dante, Raise You and the unbeaten pair Slalom and Motamarris in here to name just four of the others. But I have place chances alright.

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