Racing News 18 May: Moore and Moore (and Moore and Moore and Moore)

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Ryan Moore Lands Newbury Five-Timer, Golden Horn Gets Derby Entry and Win for Snow Sky

Another great weekend of racing has come and gone faster than you can say “I was gonna back Ryan Moore” and the undoubted highlight was, of course, Moore’s astonishing 2000/1 five-timer and naturally enough, that’s where we start…

Ryan Moore Bashes Bookies Again

Three-time Champion Jockey Ryan Moore, who we keep on saying has made a brilliant start to this Flat season, has surpassed himself by landing a 1,961/1 five-timer at Newbury on Saturday. The Brighton-born jockey landed the Al Rayyan Stakes on Telescope by a comfortable six lengths, as well as steering Crystal Zvezda to victory at odds of 7/2. Adaay and Times Test were both favourites at odds of 4/1 and 7/2 respectively whilst Moore also delighted punters by riding Birchwood to success at a hefty 11/1.

1-2 for Richard Hannon in the Locking Stakes

Night of Thunder won the Lockinge Stakes (the canny among you got 10/1 at Betfair for that, as highlighted in our Locking tips and offers feature), beating stablemate Toormore by a neck. With James Doyle in the saddle last year’s 2000 Guineas winner just about did enough and now looks set for the Queen Anne at Ascot. Arod came in third whilst Moore, proving that he might just be human, could only manage fourth on Integral.

Golden Horn Confirmed for Derby

Golden Horn’s owner Anthony Oppenheimer will pay the extra £75,000 to add favourite Golden Horn to the field for the Epsom Derby, one of the biggest races around. After winning the Dante Stakes at York on Thursday the trainer, John Gosden, has now confirmed that Golden Horn will run in the big one. There are concerns about the horse’s ability to see out the extra trip at Epsom but they have decided the unbeaten colt deserves the chance to prove he can do it and if you want to back Golden Horn then the best odds currently available are 2/1 or BetVictor, whilst Zawraq, Elm Park and Jack Hobbs are all at single figure odds too.

Snow Sky Wins Yorkshire Cup

On Friday Ryan Moore gave us a taste of things to come by steering Snow Sky to a narrow victory ahead of Brown Panther, one of Michael Owen’s horses. Snow Sky was sent off at odds of 5/2 and the Sir Michael Stoute-trained horse is now being aimed at the Melbourne Cup in November.

Former England striker Owen declared he was very happy with his horse, who will now probably go for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Havana Beat was third in the Yorkshire Cup with the well fancied Romsdal in fourth.