Ryan Moore, winner of both the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas in 2015, and the 1,000 Guineas again in 2016, stars in this QIPCO British Champions Series video on how to win the famous Newmarket Classics.
Using a Jockey Cam on Ryan, as well as a support rider rigged with cameras and a tracking vehicle, he sets off from the start of the QIPCO Guineas course, guiding viewers through how to ride the various sections of the track as he talks to racing presenter, Oli Bell. The video also features the newly introduced ‘Girth Cam’ providing an innovative and unique angle for viewers.
Throughout the video Ryan provides insight into getting your horse into a rhythm and timing your run to the finish. He tells viewers: “As the pace is building you don’t want to get racing too early. You’re running downhill a long way and it’s easy to get going a bit early. Once you get by the bushes the track starts to level out a bit. Just before the two (furlong) marker you’re starting to run downhill – this is where you need a horse to be balanced. From here, this is where you work them all out. It’s a long way up this hill…but it’s always nice to finish in front.”
In the 2015 QIPCO Guineas Festival, Moore did the double by bagging the QIPCO 2,000 Guineas on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Gleneagles, before going on to win the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas the following day aboard the David Wachman-trained Legatissimo. In 2016 he partnered Minding for victory in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas.
Video courtesy of QIPCO British Champions Series 2016: