Ryan Moore: Rotten luck or is the brilliant rider losing his touch?

I FULLY expect to be shot down for voicing such a blasphemous opinion. But what is going on with Ryan Moore?

For years he would be the one jockey in the weighing room that, as a punter, you'd want on your side in a tight finish.

But the all-conquering 35-year-old is currently in the midst of a rotten run of luck, with 12 seconds from his last 36 rides.

Astonishingly, ten of those near-misses have been by less than a length.

In the not-too-distant past, the outcome of a driving finish with Moore involved was a foregone conclusion. There was none better at lifting a horse home and he was unstoppable in his role as top jock to the Ballydoyle juggernaut.

But the tide seems to have turned, and the three-time champion endured a frustrating time of things at Sandown's two-day Eclipse meeting.

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