Racing: Eddery misses Ascot

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PAT EDDERY is to miss the ride on Silver Patriarch in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot a week on Saturday. The 11- time former champion jockey, kicked on his left hip after a bad fall in Austria last month, will be out of action for another three weeks.

"I have to go back and see my doctor on the 21st of this month and I expect to be back in action in three weeks' time," Eddery said. "I am fine walking around but it is two little bones in the hip area which hold the muscle up which are the problem - they just snapped.

"Luckily, there is no pain but I should think there would be if I was riding and they said give it another two weeks' rest and then start getting fit again."

Silver Patriarch, on whom Eddery won the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket in April, is quoted at 8-1 for the King George by Coral.