no hip op for moore

JAMIE MOORE could be out of action for up to 12 weeks after breaking his hip at Worcester last Thursday.

Moore fell from Olymnia in the Free Racing Tips Handicap Hurdle and was taken to Worcester Hospital.

The jockey now faces another lengthy spell on the sidelines, along with both his brothers, Ryan and Joshua.

"I'm feeling pretty rubbish, to be honest," said Moore.

"I've broken my hip and they've told me I could be out for anything between six and 12 weeks.

"I don't need an operation, which is something at least, but it's the most painful injury I've had.

"I've broken both arms, legs, my back, shoulder and collarbone, but this is the worst of them all.

"They've told me it will be bed rest for four to six weeks and that will be the worst part, I think.

"It's annoying because I only told the doctor the other day that I felt as fit as I had for ages.

"I was right back to where I wanted to be, now I'll be back to square one. It can't be nice for mum and dad - they always seem to be visiting hospitals at the minute."

Meanwhile, favourite-backers were made to sweat, but the mud-loving Evita Peron eventually wore down Solar Magic to win the Carraig Insurance EBF Stallions Valiant Stakes at Ascot. William Buick stole a march on John Gosden's Solar Magic and held a three-length advantage on entering the final furlong.

Ralph Beckett's Evita Peron, already a Listed winner on soft ground, began to make relentless progress and it was just a question of whether the 5-4 favourite would get there in time.

Inside the last 100 yards there was an inevitability about the outcome as Richard Kingscote's mount got home by a neck.

"We declared hoping it would be like this," said Beckett.

"She got run down in Germany by Karl Burke's good filly (Odeliz) but she always runs her race every time.

"She is so genuine you can set your clock by her.

"She will probably now head for the Atalanta Stakes at Sandown now."