Seventeen-year-old Ryan Moore, son of trainer Gary Moore, will be the youngest amateur to represent Great Britain abroad when he rides in one of the oldest international invitation races for amateurs – The Richmond Brissac Trophy at Angers in France (today).

A field of 12 is expected to start in the 25th running of this traditional flat race over 2,000 metres. Ryan is down to ride one of the top rated runners, Chica Field, who is jointly owned by the President of the French Amateur Club, Monsieur Chombart de Lauwe.

Ryan took the Bollinger Amateur Flat Champion jockey title last year and is now looking forward to making a name for himself abroad, having also been invited to ride in the first World Cup of Nations Amateur races at Baden-Baden on Sunday 20 May.

Other members of the English raiding party at Angers are: James Ewart (who is currently working in France for Guillaume Macaire) and Philip Pritchard.