Royal Ascot 2020 – Ryan Moore’s Ascot rides and chances of a winner
Top jockey Ryan Moore is no stranger to the winning enclosure at Royal Ascot and the champion jockey will again prove a very popular pick amongst punters looking to bet a few winners when the 2020 Royal Ascot Festival kicks off. With a powerful array of talent behind him with the pick of Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle operation, Moore will also likely be in action sporting the colours of The Queen as well as Khalid Abdullah’s famous Juddmonte colours. Check out some of Ryan Moore’s Ascot rides which could give him solid chances of a winner!
Brian Healy takes a look at some of Moore’s possible big guns throughout five top class days’ racing.
ROYAL ASCOT 2020 – Day one treble for Moore?
CIRCUS MAXIMUS could get Moore off to a flyer in the Queen Anne Stakes, the feature race of the opening day and last season’s St James’s Palace Stakes winner ought to go well in the Tuesday highlight.
The Prix Du Moulin winner could prove a tough nut to crack especially with the better ground and he rates a big player under Moore. MOGUL meanwhile in the King Edward VII Stakes could well better Moore’s day with victory and the Galileo colt brings top-class form to the table having won twice last term prior to finishing fourth behind 2000 Guineas winner Kameko at Newcastle on his final start.
JUBILOSO meanwhile looks to hold solid claims of success in the Duke Of Cambridgeshire Stakes where Sir Michael Stoute’s charge occupies the upper echelons of the betting markets. Although he disappointed when last seen out, he’s better than he was able to show on that occasion and he had posted several solid runs prior to that flop.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him bouncing back with a much better effort following a break and Moore could well enjoy an excellent first day of Royal Ascot.
Prince Of Wales Stakes – a tough choice for Moore!
Both JAPAN and MAGICAL carry entries for Wednesday’s Group One contest and if both declare for the ten furlongs then Moore will have a headache to decide which of the Ballydoyle stars to partner.
The former won three times last term, including the King Edward VII Stakes on this card and finished fourth in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe; while star mare Magical struck five times last campaign which included the Irish Champion Stakes and she was only narrowly beaten in this corresponding race twelve months ago behind Enable.
What a choice to have between the pair of superstars! Who would you choose?
Ascot Gold Cup – Kew set to bloom in Ascot marathon?
KEW GARDENS got the better of dual-Gold Cup hero Stradivarius in a muddy Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day and connections will be keen to take that one on again with the Galileo entire who stepped up on previous efforts to prevail by the narrowest of margins.
Now unbeaten in two starts at the Berkshire venue he’ll be sure to give John Gosden’s staying star another tough test although with an extra half-mile to go he’ll have to prove his stamina for the extreme test. Nevertheless, he’ll be a popular choice with Moore likely to take the reins.
Group One chances – Arizona to emerge as a sprint star?
Having struggled in the 2000 Guineas, ARIZONA could be fancied to bounce back to form dropping in distance and the 2019 Coventry Stakes winner could thrive if reverting to sprinting. A dual-winner over the Commonwealth Cup trip, he’s not been disgraced in defeat over longer trips behind the likes of Pinatubo and Earthlight; but he bombed when fancied for the colts’ Classic and was eased off once he’d lost any chance. He’d shown good speed to that point and he’ll be sharper for the outing, and similar to the yard’s Ten Sovereigns he could benefit from a return to shorter trips and sprinting.
Ryan Moore’s dark horse
Royal runner FIRST RECEIVER was an impressive scorer under Moore at Kempton earlier in June and Sir Michael Stoute’s charge will be a popular punters’ choice for the Hampton Court Stakes where Moore is again likely to take the reins.
The Royal Ascot contest will be a step up in grade for the New Approach colt, but the manner of that recent all-weather win marked him out as one with real potential for better and he should post a big effort.
Royal Ascot 2020 is still a few days away and there’s still plenty of decisions to be made about runners and rider; Moore could have even more winning chances once the final fields are known but there’s a few listed here to consider as Moore bids to regain his jockeys’ Championship and once more be crowned King of Ascot in the Ascot top jockey betting market where he could be the subject of some Royal Ascot free bets.