“YOU make your own luck” is something of a truism where horseracing is concerned but the fact is that good jockeys have a habit of ensuring fortune is on their side while good horses are capable of capitalising on that.

Ryan Moore and Roly Poly had left nothing to chance when making all in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July Meeting and repeated the feat in Sunday’s Prix Rothschild at Deauville. While the pair probably would have won regardless on the first occasion, the tactics very likely made the difference between victory and defeat on the second.