Sidelined Moore advised to have ‘complete rest’

Ryan Moore is widely regarded as the best jockey currently riding in Britain or Ireland

Ryan Moore has been advised by a specialist to have “complete rest” having been “a bit sore for the last couple of weeks”.

Moore has not competitively ridden since Sunday and went on holiday with his family to Portugal soon afterwards.

The star jockey said he will only return to the saddle when he is fully fit.

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“I have been a bit sore for the last couple of weeks and been advised by a specialist that complete rest is the best option,” a statement from Moore read.

“I’m not going to rush it as I want to be 100% for all the major races in the autumn so I’m going to play it by ear, but hope to be back soon.”

Moore, 32, would have been expected to ride the Aidan O’Brien-trained Caravaggio, ante-post favourite for next year’s 2000 Guineas, in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday.

York’s big four-day Ebor Festival begins on 17 August, where the likes of Minding, who the jockey has ridden to five Group One victories, could run in the Juddmonte International Stakes and Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Speaking at Cork racecourse on Tuesday night, O’Brien said he had been aware Moore “was having trouble with a hip”, adding “I knew that the last while and you could see he was lame while he was walking”.

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