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Moore and Horseshoe Bay back in action

Maiden win: Horseshoe Bay, ridden by Moore, at Newmarket

Horseshoe Bay is back in action today at Newmarket, chasing his second win at the race course.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt is listed as the 7-2 second favourite in place for the Bahrain Stakes.

Ryan Moore, who rode the horse to victory in the Devils Dyke Maiden Stakes at Newmarket in May, will again be in the saddle with the race scheduled for 10.10am Bermuda time.

In the absence of the Aiden O’Brien-trained Fields of Athenry, Mr Singh will start as favourite and is even-money in places.

Ridden by Frankie Dettori, Mr Singh was second in the group two King Edward Stakes at Ascot four weeks ago, and could provide trainer John Gosden with his fourth win in five years at this race.

Also in the field are Tommy Docc and Future Empire, who finished second and third in the Queens Vase, with Future Empire a good bet at 7-1 in the 13-furlong race, which will be the farthest Horseshoe Bay has run in his brief career.

However, the three-year-old’s win at Newmarket was over 12 furlongs and he finished strongly enough to suggest the distance will not be unduly troubling.

Johnny Barnes may also be in action today, as one of eight runners declared in the Hastings Direct Sir Henry Cecil Stakes, a listed race over eight furlongs that is scheduled to go off at 1.30pm Bermuda time.

Dettori is pencilled in to resume his partnership with the Gosden-trained colt, after guiding him to fifth in the Cantor Fitzgerald Corporate Finance Heron Stakes at Sandown in May, but much will depend on the going. Johnny Barnes is happiest on soft or heavy ground, and will require the forecast rain this morning to alter going that was good to firm yesterday.

Still, the BTR horse is at 9-1 and drifting with Bossy Guest, ridden by Moore, at 11-4 and favourite Estidhkaar at 7-4.