Ryan Moore is still one of the best jockeys on earth at present and has three great rides at Kempton Racecourse on Wednesday. Moore is operating at 21 per cent in 2021 and has a brilliant 21 per cent strike-rate at this course in the last five years.
Moore will be looking to leave a disappointing weekend at Longchamp behind him, where he could only muster up one place in the Group 1s. That was aboard Oscula in the Marcel Boussac. His three rides for O’Brien ran poor races including Snowfall in the Arc.
We now move on to his three Kempton rides on Wednesday below.
Gary Moore has three runners in this handicap but it has to be significant that Ryan will ride the progressive Night Eagle. The three-year-old son of Free Eagle won back to back handicaps at Lingfield and Epsom last time out in a 0-70. He did it impressively on the day and a 5lb rise in a tougher race might be well within his compass.
Thaler has a very impressive pedigree and should be well up to winning this. Owned by Juddmonte, the son of Dubawi is all class on the dam line too as he is a son of Timepiece. He routed the field here over 6f last time, the 7f won’t be a problem at all and there should be plenty more to come.
The last of Moore’s rides at Kempton is aboard the Keith Dalgleish-trained Soldier’s Minute. This will be a competitive conditions race but he is the only course winner in the field and he bounced right back to form with a second in the Ayr Silver Cup last month.
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