Ryan Moore at Newmarket: My seven rides on day one of the Craven meeting

Ryan Moore has seven booked rides at Newmarket this afternoon
Ryan Moore has seven booked rides at Newmarket this afternoon

Ryan Moore has a total of seven booked rides at Newmarket on Wednesday and here you can read the Betfair Ambassador's exclusive views on all him mounts and the races in which they are involved...

16:40 Newmarket - Barley Mow

"Barley Mow showed classy form when fifth in the Group 1 Lagardere and he ran ok for me when second in a messy three-runner race at Lingfield on his reappearance earlier in the month. I think the step up to 1m1f will suit him, and he is in here with every chance on that Longchamp run."

14:20 Newmarket - Flyball

Flyball just edged me out at Leicester last time, where his experience of a run probably just made the difference. But it rode like a decent race all the same and I am sure that Harry Hurricane - who was making his debut a neck away in third there, and is now 3lb better off - will be fancying his chances of reversing the form today. But it is clearly not a two-runner race and I am sure that newcomers like Portamento and Mind Of Madness will have their supporters, too.


14:55 Newmarket - Bon Voyage

I rode him to finish fourth in a similarly valuable Tattersalls Millions race over course and distance last season, and he felt like a decent sort. To be honest, I think the horse ideally wants another furlong - he went on to run his best race over 7f here on his next start - but this is such a valuable race that you have to take your chance, especially when you are one of the highest-rated horses in the field. Has a definite each-way chance, but you have to respect Wedding Ring, Toofi and Naadirr, who looked good when winning at Kempton, and the race does has a bit of depth to it.


15:30 Newmarket - Shifting Power

I was on board Saayerr when he won the Richmond, but whether he wants 7f I am not sure, but this is a very competitive race and you can make a good case for the others. Parbold was consistent in some of the best 2yo races last year, finishing second in the Coventry, and then ran an excellent third over 7f in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood, and then a good third stepped back to 6f in the Gimcrack. He has the best form in here, fully deserving of top weight, and is probably the one to beat.

Shifting Power has looked pretty good though, when easily winning at Sandown and over course and distance last season, and I believe that the stable are very happy with him coming into this. A mark of 105 isn't generous on what he has shown to date, but he is well-regarded colt who has the potential to be better than that. I am surprised that he is as short as 7-4 in the betting, though. But you can't rule out any of these, including Saayerr despite my stamina doubts, and it'll take plenty of winning. Aelous and Mushir looked good last season, and definitely can't be ignored.


16:05 Newmarket - Along Again

Won for me on the all-weather at Lingfield last July, and just 10 days later contested the Group 3 Princess Margaret at Ascot. Considering that quick turnaround, I thought that she ran a very promising race to finish third, stepped up in class. She isn't the sort to show a lot at home - and she clearly has to improve to trouble the likes of Sandiva, Dorothy B and Queen Catrine on form - but she is working ok, and clearly has scope for improvement having had just the three runs. But the way John Gosden's horses are running at the moment, we all have to fear his Cheveley Park fifth Dorothy B. Folk Melody looked good when winning on the July course last season and is more unexposed than many of these.


16:40 Newmarket - Barley Mow

This looks a pretty good Fielden going into the race with Somewhat probably setting the form standard, even with a 3lb penalty, and plenty of unexposed maiden winners, top of the list maybe being Just the Judge's half-brother Obliterator, a good winner at the Curragh. But Barley Mow showed classy form when fifth in the Group 1 Lagardere and he ran ok for me when second in a messy three-runner race at Lingfield on his reappearance earlier in the month. I think the step up to 1m1f will suit him, and he is in here with every chance on that Longchamp run. True Story is another to note though, having shown good form at two and has a pedigree that screams improvement over this trip.


17:10 Newmarket - Venezia

Was trained by Lady Cecil last season, when they thought a bit of him and he showed promise when placed at Sandown and over 1m here. Being by Galileo, you would have to think that the step up to 1m2f will suit him, but who knows what you are bumping into in races likes this? Certainly the likes of Wrangler shaped very well on his only start at two. But this is a guessing game, although Munjaz probably has the best form going into the race and is from the red-hot Gosden stable.


17:40 Newmarket - Expert

A winner over course and distance on soft ground on his final start last season, he didn't get the run of the race when fifth over 7f at Lingfield on his reappearance. I don't think the step back down to 6f will be a problem, or the quicker ground, and a mark of 99 looks fair enough, too. He travels well in his races, and I can see him going well in what is clearly a very competitive race, admittedly largely contested by less exposed types than my mount.


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