Moore avail­abil­ity in doubt for lat­est Mums Tip­ple ride

The Daily Telegraph - Sport - - Racing - By Marcus Armytage

The un­beaten Mums Tip­ple, who made such an im­pres­sion when win­ning a valu­able York sales race by 11 lengths un­der Ryan Moore last month, may have a new jockey for Satur­day’s Jud­dmonte Mid­dle Park Stakes at New­mar­ket.

The Group One event over six fur­longs should sort out the peck­ing or­der among this sea­son’s quick­est two-year-olds af­ter Earth­light, the best in France, Siskin, the best in Ire­land, and Mums Tip­ple were among the 13 colts left in the race yes­ter­day.

Four of the en­tries – in­clud­ing Monarch of Egypt, who has chased home the Ger Lyons-trained Siskin twice – are trained by Ai­dan O’brien. That presents a small headache for Richard Han­non, who plans to run both Mums Tip­ple and Threat, his Cham­pagne Stakes win­ner, be­cause Moore may be re­quired by O’brien.

“It was al­ways a pos­si­bil­ity,” Han­non said. “Ryan said he will let me know as soon as he knows, and we have a plan B and C. If you think you have a good horse, find­ing a good jockey is not gen­er­ally a prob­lem.”

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