- Ryan Moore says River Tiber could be his best chance of the day
- River Tiber and Unquestionable head the betting in the Juvenile Turf
- He also rides Aidan O’Brien’s Content, who won at the Curragh last time out
Ryan Moore has three rides at the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Santa Anita on Friday, featuring River Tiber in the Juvenile Turf.
He also partners Content, who will seek to back up her impressive victory over Kitty’s Rose at the Curragh, in the 22.20
Here, Betfair ambassador Moore goes through his three rides on Friday.
Jockey Ryan Moore says River Tiber could be his best chance of the day in the Juvenile Turf
21:00 Santa Anita
We are obviously going to need luck over 5f from a midfield draw, but we have seen enough of her this season to think she might just have a shot at this at a price.
It is probably fair to say that there isn’t a stand-out in here and the pace she showed in the Lowther and the Cheveley Park over 6f on quick ground gives us hope she could be competitive here.
22:20 Santa Anita
Her draw in five could have been a lot worse and, as with Cherry Blossom, she has her chance in what looks another open race.
This is obviously a much different test than that which saw her beat Kitty’s Rose over 1m in soft ground at the Curragh last time, but that was obviously a career-best against a very good filly and she comes into this race in a good place.
23:40 Santa Anita
Any draw around here presents its challenges, and the start dictates all in that regard, but you’d want to be drawn two rather than 14 given the opportunity so let’s not dwell on that. You can argue the rights and wrongs from any position.
River Tiber and Unquestionable head the betting I see and, while it could be a lot more open than that suggests, there is no doubt that my colt and our Lagardere runner-up hold leading claims.
I can see this test suiting them both but River Tiber has possibly the more upside stepping up to a mile for the first time.
He had an interrupted preparation when third in the Morny and he looked ready for a step up in trip in the Middle Park last time.
He’s my best chance of the day.
River Tiber (above) and Unquestionable head the betting in the Juvenile Turf on Friday