Porta Fortuna to be ridden by Ryan Moore for the first time in Falmouth Stakes

Ryan Moore will partner Coronation Stakes winner Porta Fortuna for the first time as seven horses were declared for the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Friday.

PORTA FORTUNA winning the Coronation Stakes at Ascot in England.
PORTA FORTUNA winning the Coronation Stakes at Ascot in England. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The Donnacha O'Brien-trained three-year-old was steered to victory by Tom Marquand in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, but with Marquand required to ride for his boss William Haggas at York, Ryan Moore has been drafted in to partner the current 6/4 market leader.

The daughter of Caravaggio landed the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes on the Rowley Mile as a juvenile last year under Oisin Murphy, but Murphy will be in opposition on the July Course on Friday afternoon as the multiple champion jockey maintains his partnership with main market rival Running Lion.

John and Thady Gosden's Roaring Lion filly bounced back to her best with an impressive all-the-way success in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot last month and Clarehaven Stables will be hoping she can follow in the footsteps of Nashwa, who won this prize twelve months ago.

Paddy Twomey's Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up A Lilac Rocca will be bidding to go one spot better, while fellow Irish raiders Rogue Millennium and Magical Sunset were also amongst the seven declarations.

The Roger Varian-trained Jabaara and Sirona complete the septet.

Heaven's Gate and Mountain Breeze, who both finished third and fourth in the Group 2 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, feature in the eleven declarations for the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes staged earlier on the card.

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