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    Ryan is confident in Room Service's ability to win in the Burradon Stakes
Ryan is confident in Room Service's ability to win in the Burradon Stakes
Room Service. Photo by Steve Davies. Source: shutterstock.com

Ryan is confident in Room Service's ability to win in the Burradon Stakes

Kevin Ryan's horse, Room Service, will be competing in the BetMGM Burradon Stakes in Newcastle, where the room service team hopes to deliver a delicious early-season victory. Room Service previously won a valuable sales race at Doncaster, and the form of that race has been validated by the subsequent successes of the second, fourth, and fifth-placed horses. Even Aidan O'Brien's Johannes Brahms, who finished third, has achieved Group Two placement. This Listed event serves as a suitable opportunity for Ryan to evaluate the capabilities of the Kodi Bear colt over a mile, especially considering his entry for the Irish 2,000 Guineas. Ryan, the trainer based in North Yorkshire, believes it's a good starting point for the horse and expresses satisfaction with his current form. Although Room Service prefers soft ground, Ryan doesn't want to start him off on excessively deep ground, so Newcastle's surface will be tested. The trainer notes that the colt has matured well from two to three years old and anticipates learning more about his potential in the upcoming race.

Room Service is rated just 1lb below Orne, trained by John and Thady Gosden, but due to a 5lb penalty incurred from winning a rearranged Group Two race last autumn, Orne must concede the weight advantage to Room Service. Room Service's team believes his recent race appearances in Doha and Lingfield's Spring Cup, where he put up a brave performance despite finishing second, have provided him with match fitness. They are hopeful that Room Service's class will enable him to contend for victory. Al Shaqab racing manager Alison Begley expresses satisfaction with Room Service's recovery after the Lingfield race and believes that returning to the mile distance will be beneficial for him. Although Room Service holds a weight advantage over Kevin Ryan's horse, Orne, Begley acknowledges Orne's improvement and expects a strong performance from him.

Habrdi, trained by Jane Chapple-Hyam, finished a few places behind Orne at Lingfield and had previously won three consecutive races. Chapple-Hyam believes that Habrdi will be sharper for his recent outing in the Spring Cup and is confident that the colt will perform well over the mile distance, which he succeeded in at Chelmsford.

Silent Age, a Dubawi gelding trained by Charlie Appleby, has impressed in two all-weather appearances and will now compete at a higher level. Karl Burke's Cuban Tiger also steps up in grade after encountering a well-regarded stablemate of the Godolphin horse at Kempton.

Adrian Murray aims to secure the first Irish victory in this contest by fielding Manhattan Dreamer, who recently won over seven furlongs at Dundalk. Andrew Balding's Sayedaty Sadaty, Yokohama trained by John Butler, and David Menuisier's Chelmsford winner, Louis Quatorze, complete the field at Gosforth Park.

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