A hold up with a visa to ride in Britain meant jockey Kerrin McEvoy stayed in Australia and claimed two Group 1 victories at Eagle Farm on Saturday – the JJ Atkins Plate on Prince Fawaz and the Stradbroke Handicap on Trekking.
But the star jockey, whose mounts have earned more than $25 million in prize money this season, hopes to head to England as soon as tomorrow night to prepare for the Royal Ascot meeting.
He has been called up to ride for Godolphin’s Charlie Appleby due to William Buick being on the sidelines.
“It is unfortunate what has happened to William and hopefully he is back fighting fit and riding soon,” McEvoy said.
“Depending on how long he is out for, I could stay in the UK and ride for two to three weeks after Royal Ascot, it is all still up in the air at the moment, but I could be there for a couple of weeks.”