Ryan Moore on his six rides on the third day of Cambridgeshire meeting

Ryan Moore on Cherry Blossom, Saga and his other four rides on the third day of Cambridgeshire meeting at Newmarket on Saturday

  • Ryan Moore has another solid book of rides at Newmarket on Saturday afternoon
  • He will ride six horses, starting in the 13:50 and ending in the 16:50 later on
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Ryan Moore has a solid book of six rides on the third day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket, featuring Cherry Blossom in the 14:25.

His other rides will involve Capulet in the 13:50, River Tiber in the 15:00, Saga in the 15:40, Islanova in the 16:15 and Falling For You in the 16:50.

Here, Betfair ambassador Moore goes through his six rides on Saturday.

Ryan Moore has a solid book of six rides on the third day of the Cambridgeshire Meeting

13:50 Newmarket


The Justify colt did it nicely on his debut at Dundalk last month and he obviously improved a good deal when running Diego Velazquez to ½ length at Leopardstown last time. That form looked strong at the time and it looks even better now with the well-beaten fourth, Deepone, coming out and winning the Beresford next time. 

All of these have the potential to take a big step forward, most notably Ghostwriter maybe, but he deserves to be the favourite as it stands, as the Leopardstown form is the best on offer going into the race.

14:25 Newmarket

Cherry Blossom

Relief Rally is rock-solid and is obviously the justified favourite but an official rating of 106 tells you this Group One is pretty much up for grabs. We run Cherry Blossom and Pearls And Rubies, who both clearly need to improve, but my mount Cherry Blossom was only a length behind Relief Rally in the Lowther and has obviously taken her Curragh run last weekend well. 

I’ll also give a shout to Soprano, as she has form against some of the better fillies this season and she is just a very solid operator. Third to Shuwari and Fallen Angel at Sandown, she then chased home the runner-up and subsequent Moyglare winner on the July course and she could easily have won at Salisbury for me last time on another day, as we were very slowly away and she did exceptionally well to come home so strongly on the near side to take an unlikely third to Juniper Berries.

15:00 Newmarket

River Tiber

Winner of a very good Coventry, he had a well publicised setback before the Morny last time, so we were very happy with his third to Vandeek there, beaten just over 2 lengths. He wasn’t at peak fitness, and I thought he shaped very well in the circumstances. I would expect him to get a lot closer to the winner here, and I’d say we had a very fair shot at winning this Group 1. He’s in good shape.

15:40 Newmarket


He has plenty of big-field handicap form, including over course and distance back in May, so he certainly has his chance if at all clicks for him. However, it is probably fair to say he has no secrets from the handicapper from his current mark now. 

If things go the way of the favourite Greek Order then he could be hard to beat – I know him very well and he looks better than a 95-rated handicapper to me – but do you want be taking short prices in 35-runner handicaps, especially as the draw can play a huge role in this race? Probably not, but if any horse can prove himself a Lord North type in here it is undoubtedly him.

16:15 Newmarket


She is a Frankel filly out of a decent 7f winner of ours, and she is related to some very smart performers. She goes nicely but I’d say we would be satisfied with a solid run with plenty to build on, with winning a bonus.

16:50 Newmarket

Falling For You

She looks a progressive type and I’d say a mark of 79 gives her every chance in this nursery judged on that Windsor win last time.

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