Amo Racing next retained jockey odds: Who are the favourites to succeed Kevin Stott?

Who's next in the firing line?

Kevin Stott and Kia Joorabchian


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Amo Racing have cut ties with Kevin Stott as their retained jockey – so, the big question is, who could be next in line to get the gig?

The announcement came after Amo chief Kia Joorabchian appeared to question Stott’s ride on King Of Steel in the Irish Champion Stakes. The Royal Ascot winner could only finish fourth at Leopardstown last Saturday.

The jockey revealed he had been axed on Monday, writing: “I was informed this morning that I will no longer be riding for Amo Racing. It was obviously very disappointing news but a reason for the decision was not given to me, so there isn’t a lot I can say. I do want to thank Kia and all the Amo trainers for the opportunities given to me this year. There have been some incredible moments, one of them being riding Amo’s first Group 1 winner.”

Stott was in the saddle when Amo finally secured a top-level winner courtesy of Bucanero Fuerte in last month’s Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

Joorabchian said: “He’s given some wonderful rides, he’s given the odd bad ride but this is the nature of sport and if you’re involved in sport, you know that this is going to happen. There’s absolutely nothing more than that.”

While Joorabchian has said that he “might not appoint anyone anyway” to replace Stott, Paddy Power’s top traders reacted to the news by pricing up odds for Amo Racing’s Next Retained Jockey.

Rossa Ryan is the favourite to get the gig, despite parting ways with Amo as their contracted rider in the 2022 season.

He has ridden the most winners this calendar year and has continued to work for Amo on a freelance basis, notably landing the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot on 150/1 outsider Valiant Force.

David Egan, who partnered Mishriff to glory in the Saudi Cup, Dubai Sheema Classic and Juddmonte International in 2021, is next in the betting after his retainer with Prince Faisal ended last year.

If Amo continue to target up-and-coming talent then Billy Loughnane could emerge as a target after managing to ride out his claim just 11 months on from his debut. The 17-year-old is third in our special market.

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