Monday 26 September 2016

Ruby gets all-clear for return at Cork

Graham Clark

Published 27/08/2016 | 02:30

Walsh was described as being “stiff and sore” and was stood down for the evening after his crashing tumble from Muthaza when leading at the fourth flight. Picture: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE
Walsh was described as being “stiff and sore” and was stood down for the evening after his crashing tumble from Muthaza when leading at the fourth flight. Picture: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

Ruby Walsh is to make a quick return to action at Cork tomorrow after escaping serious injury in a fall at Bellewstown on Thursday.

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The jockey has been declared to ride Bamako Moriviere for his boss Willie Mullins in the Online Ticket Sales At corkracecourse.ie hurdle.

Walsh was described as being "stiff and sore" and was stood down for the evening after his crashing tumble from Muthaza when leading at the fourth flight. He also sat out his booked rides at Down Royal yesterday evening.

"Ruby's riding on Sunday. He was declared this morning to ride Bamako Moriviere," said his agent and sister Jennifer Walsh yesterday.

Meanwhile, Ryan Moore ruled out himself out of a serious challenge for the British jockeys' title after making a winning comeback from injury at Newmarket yesterday.

The three-times champion will focus on the big-race days rather than go all out to regain the Stobart-sponsored prize he last won in 2009.

"There are more important things, it's not a priority for me," he said. "I was not riding every day anyway, I was only riding four or five days a week and I'll be doing something similar."

Even so, bookmakers priced Moore up, with Paddy Power going 10/1 and BetVictor cutting him to 16/1 from 25s after he made his only ride a triumphant one on Michael Stoute's well-bred Spatial in the Stride By TRM EBF Stallions Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

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