Kerrin McEvoy and Frankie Dettori are two more jockeys that have been given the job of filling in on certain rides in William Buick's absence after it was already announced that James Doyle will take the majority of the Norwegian jockeys rides.
Charlie Appleby has made the call to bring McEvoy over for the five day summertime showpiece and keep him in England up until the July festival at Newmarket to help out during William Buick's time out of the sport due to his head injury.
Epsom winning jockey Buick is Godolphin's number one rider but has been out since May 11th after recovering post head-injury syndrome sustained when falling on the way to the start at Ascot.
McEvoy used to ride in Britain in the early part of the 2000s for around two years but is now plying his trade internationally in Australia and Dubai with frequent Godolphin runners at Meydan racecourse.
The jockey is set to ride Houtzen in the Group 1 King's Stands Stakes and he will have to be on the top of his game to get his horse up with the pace in what looks a superb renewal of the race.
(Credit Racing Post) McEvoy is excited about his extended stay in England after Royal Ascot and said: “I was always coming to ride Houtzen in the King’s Stand and with the disappointing news about William, Charlie said it may be worthwhile hanging on for a little bit longer so I can ride a few for them. It’s only going to be for a short period – two or three weeks I’d have thought.
“I’m hoping to get up [to Britain] later in the week, I’m just waiting for my visa to come through. It’s great to be back for Royal Ascot as I haven’t been involved there for a few years now.”
The rider is unsure as to what rides he will pick up across the five day meeting with Doyle taking up the number one spot for Godolphin but he will be sure to stake his claim to be on board Cross Counter in the Gold Cup as they won together in the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.