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Saturday 10 December 2016

Moore makes low-key comeback at Newmarket

Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore's very welcome but rather surprisingly sudden return to race riding saw him finish third aboard the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Peterhof.

Absent since picking up a neck injury at Newmarket back in July, Moore returned with just the one ride yesterday and he'll have three at the same venue today before a full-book of rides at Newmarket tomorrow afternoon.

The 32-year-old will be teaming up with Aidan O'Brien on both Alice Springs and Deauville tomorrow before he's likely to make his way to the Curragh to ride for O'Brien in the Group Two Beresford Stakes and the Group Three Weld Park Stakes on Sunday afternoon.

Despite the flat season coming to a close in the coming weeks in Ireland and England, Moore is still set for a busy time of things with the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting next weekend the start of some travelling for the jockey who is set to be in action at the Breeders' Cup later in October and possibly also heading to Australia prior to that for the Cox Plate and then returning immediately after the Breeders' Cup for the Melbourne Cup.

Connections in Japan and Hong Kong are also likely to be renewed during the winter months and he said yesterday; "I feel fine after 11 weeks out, I'm not surprised to be back this quick, but it is hard to know with injuries. You just take it week by week and over the last few days things have moved quicker and I've just felt ready.

"I've not really targeted this week, but I am pleased to be back and ready for some good races."

There was an Irish winner at Newmarket yesterday as Jim Bolger's highly regarded Sanus Per Aquam dug deep in the Group Three Somerville Tattersall Stakes to get back up on the line to beat Tasleet by the minimum margin.

Bolger commented afterwards; "He didn't come down the hill very well and he didn't fancy it on the loose ground."

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