Sam Clipperton has been ruled out of riding in Saturday’s Golden Eagle, meaning Alysha Collett will ride third favourite Maximal in the $7.5 million race.
Clipperton had his jaw broken when kicked by a horse at his Hunter Valley property on Monday, and had surgery on Tuesday. He decided it was too much of a risk to ride four days later.
Alysha Collett will ride Maximal in Saturday’s Golden Eagle.Credit:Jenny Evans
The booking of Collett has a knock-on effect with Peter and Paul Snowden looking for a rider for Exoboom, while Amish Boy is yet to have a jockey declared.
Collett has ridden successfully this spring and went close to winning her first Australian group 1 on Aramayo in the Epsom earlier in the carnival.
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