Ryan Moore set to make racing return at Newmarket tomorrow
RETURN: Moore returns to the fray at Newmarket
Moore, who was last seen in action when finishing eighth on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Alice Springs at Deauville on July 31, said: “I’m pleased to say that I will be back riding at Newmarket.
“I am on Spatial in the opening race. I have been riding out for a couple of weeks, but it made sense to give the injury time to completely settle and heal before I started race riding.
“There was simply no point in rushing back, with such a busy autumn campaign both domestically and also internationally. I have been having physio every day and generally keeping myself busy. It seems a long while since I rode Alice Springs in the Rothschild at the end of last month.
“I am obviously very happy to be back.”
Moore has expressed no desire to become champion jockey for a fourth time but his agent Tony Hind is confident that he can help Jim Crowley take the title for the first time.
Hind not only worked his magic to get the winning rides for Moore but he was also instrumental in making Richard Hughes the champion on three occasions.
Crowley, now 3-1 from 50-1 to take the title, is four winners behind Silvestre de Sousa, the season’s leading rider and last year’s champion.
Barry Geraghty, who replaced the now retired Tony McCoy as the number one rider for J P McManus, expects to be back in action in October after breaking his arm at Market Rasen in July.