Jockey Josh Moore is “sore” but in good form as he begins his recovery from an operation on a fractured back.
Moore suffered the injury, along with broken ribs, when falling from Botox Has at Plumpton on October 18.
After waiting just over a week for surgery to stablise the fracture, which Moore’s family had described as “worringly slow”, the Grade One-winning rider finally underwent his operation on Tuesday.
Gary Moore, Josh’s father and Grade One-winning trainer, told Sky Sports Racing: “Josh is good. I spoke to him this morning [Wednesday] and he’s very sore, as you’d expect, but I think the surgeon was quite happy with the way it went.”
Asked when the jockey might be back riding, Moore said: “I don’t honestly know. Jamie [Josh’s brother] did exactly the same thing and he was back in 12 weeks so I’d guess Josh will be in and around the same amount of time.”
Moore has previously ridden the likes of Ar Mad to Grade One victory in the 2015 Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown, and also enjoyed Sodexo Gold Cup success on Traffic Fluide at Ascot in 2018.