There had been some discussion in the lead up to the jumps season as to who would be riding Goshen with his normal jockey Jamie Moore out for the season with Injury and it has today been announced that his brother Joshua will be the man for the job.
Trained by the jockey’s father Gary, Goshen was a model of consistency during the jumps season and raced three times over timber and he went on to win his events by a combined 68 lengths before his dreaded fall at the Cheltenham festival in the Triumph Hurdle almost 10 lengths clear facing the last flight.
Since then he has not been seen in the jumps sphere but has raced twice on the flat and with the yard looking to exploit his mark of 88 it did not quite pan out with two lesser runs, which saw him beat easily in both events.
Jamie Moore has been on board for each of his four previous outings over hurdle, but with the injury he picked up earlier on in the year, his brother gets to take advantage and hopefully get the superstar back to his best.
(Credit ATR) Joshua Moore said: “He seems to have come good in himself again, having had the two runs on the Flat.
“Any rain will be welcome, because the ground at Wincanton has been quite lively this season – hopefully they’ll get some of the rain that has been about, so they get a bit of nice ground.
“I’ve ridden him at home over the last couple of seasons and schooled him at home – and I’m very happy with him.
“In the Triumph Hurdle he jumped brilliantly the whole way round bar the last, where he had a good look at it. His jumping is something that doesn’t worry me.”
The four year old is currently one of nine runners currently still holding an entry in the race alongside the likes of Diego Du Charmil and Solo for Paul Nicholls, Master Debonair for Colin Tizzard and the Alan King trained Sceau Royal.