Turf Talk: Moore opts for strong book of rides at Town Moor

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The fact Ryan Moore rides at Doncaster instead of Sandown looks noteworthy, with the multiple champion jockey having a strong book of rides on Town Moor.

The pick of his mounts could be Dubka, who makes her first start outside maiden company in the Chesterfield Estates EBF Stallions Breeding Winners Fillies’ Handicap.

Sir Michael Stoute’s charge caught the eye making late headway on her Salisbury introduction and it was no great surprise to see her get off the mark at the second attempt in a fairly ordinary heat at Chepstow.

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Having said that, she won with plenty to spare and because that victory came at one of the lesser Flat venues, she may have been underestimated by the handicapper, kicking off with what appears a workable mark of 79.

Dubai Knights is worth a small interest in the Jackson’s Yorkshire Champion Bread EBF Novice Stakes at Beverley.

The youngster has been placed on each of his three starts to date, most recently finishing a shade over two lengths behind a smart-looking subsequent winner in Love Dreams.

Dubai Knights receives weight from the three previous winners in this field, which is likely to prove crucial.

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The Last Lion can earn a deserved return to the winner’s enclosure in the RacingUK/Daypass Dragon Stakes at Sandown.

Mark Johnston’s youngster justified prohibitive odds to win the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster in the spring and while connections might be a little frustrated he has failed to add to that triumph since, he has done very little wrong in three subsequent starts.

He passed the post a close second before being demoted to third behind American challenger Create A Dream on his second start at Ascot, before finding Prince Of Lir too strong in the Brian Yeardley Trophy at Beverley.


BEVERLEY: 6.15 Corroyer, 6.45 Dubai Knights, 7.15 Lawyer, 7.45 Executor, 8.15 Saint Thomas, 8.45 Clouded Gold.

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DONCASTER: 2.00 Duke Of Diamonds, 2.30 Cape Cova, 3.05 Dubka (treble), 3.35 Futoon, 4.10 Pastoral Player, 4.40 Balducci, 5.15 Al Hawraa.

HAYDOCK: 6.30 Orient Class, 7.00 Trois Bon Amis, 7.30 Jaameh, 8.00 Navarone, 8.30 Chosen Character, 9.00 Song Of Namibia.

NEWTON ABBOT: 2.10 Beau Phil, 2.40 What A Scorcher, 3.15 Castlemorris King, 3.45 Listen And Learn, 4.20 Racing Spirit, 4.50 Mountain Tunes, 5.25 Two Hoots.

SANDOWN: 2.20 Sahreej, 2.50 THE LAST LION (NAP), 3.25 Plant Pot Power, 4.00 Ayrad (next best), 4.30 Oasis Spear, 5.05 Faithful Mount.

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