Red Baron won for us on Saturday and was priced 4/1 when selected. A rest of only two days was no problem for Red Baron, who won at Thirsk.
Dutch Uncle was overtaken in the final furlong and finished third. But as we were on each way at 9/1, we were still in profit. I shall be keeping an eye out for Dutch Uncle being dropped in grade from Class 2 back down to Class 3 or 4 and, possibly, racing over a furlong shorter.
Pamona could only manage third on a day at Newbury when there was only one winner. Jockey Ryan Moore. I have said this for years, he’s the best.
No, he’s not been champion flat jockey recently. But that’s because he goes off to ride abroad at a time when his good friend Richard Hughes stays at home to ride multiple winners. But I might be having a bet on Moore at 5/1 with Betfair (9/2 with Paddy Power & Coral) to be champion jockey this season.
He may well have fewer rides in the UK once again, as compared to Hughes, but anything can happen. One or the other could get injured and were Hughes sidelined for weeks, the price on Moore to be champion jockey would shrink. Don’t forget, Moore is now riding for Ballydoyle and will have winning rides for trainer Aiden O’Brien; rides he didn’t have last season. And, based on recent days, it might just be that his former regular boss Sir Michael Stoute has his stable back in form.
On Saturday Moore rode five winners for four different trainers. He’s in demand.
And certainly next season, when Hughes will have retired as a jockey, I’ll be on Ryan Moore to be champ.
Back with you soon regarding any racing selections for Monday.