Ryan Moore: three-time Champion jockey to miss Hong Kong ridePICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Injured Moore to miss Hong Kong Group 1
A WRIST injury that has forced Ryan Moore to forfeit his intended ride in a Group 1 contest in Hong Kong on Sunday is "nothing serious" his father Gary told the Racing Post on Thursday.
Moore, who is holidaying in Dubai, was set to ride Autumn Gold for Sean Woods in the Hong Kong Classic Cup put has pulled out.
The three-time champion jockey was last in action at Meydan on February 7 where he had three rides but wasn't involved at Thursday's fixture which featured three Group 3 contests.
Moore was in the wars last summer when he broke his left wrist in a fall at Warwick in August but was back in action under two months later.
His father Gary said: "I don't think his wrist problem is anything serious that I have heard about. As far as I know he is out in Dubai on holiday and taking it easy."
A Hong Kong Jockey Club statement said: "It has previously been advised that Jockey Ryan Moore was granted permission to ride the Sean Woods-trained Autumn Gold in The Hong Kong Classic Cup (HK Group 1) at the Sha Tin race meeting on Sunday, 17 February 2013.
"The Stewards have been advised by Mr Woods that jockey Moore has subsequently become indisposed due to a wrist injury and consequently will not be able to fulfil the intended riding engagement on Autumn Gold in the stated race."
With Moore unavailable, Tom Queally is set to take the ride on Autumn Gold.