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Talking Horses: Ryan Moore needs change of luck after blank fortnight

Still rated the best jockey in the world by some, Ryan Moore has been second 11 times since his most recent winner

What to make of Ryan Moore? At his best, he’s one of the most effective Flat jockeys I’ve ever seen but he seems short of his best just now. Remarkably, the 35-year-old has gone a fortnight without a winner and begins day two of the July meeting on a losing run of 29.

These things happen, of course. Losing runs are something you must learn to live with if you’re a jockey or, er, a tipster. But it must be rare for Moore to go this long between wins, bearing in mind the opportunities he gets. Since his last success on 27 June, he’s been on seven beaten favourites and 11 of his mounts started at 3-1 or shorter.

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