Thursday 14 December 2017

Barry Geraghty targeting Gowran return from injury

Barry Geraghty.
Barry Geraghty.

Barry Geraghty could make his return to competitive action at Gowran Park on Saturday week.

The leading jockey has been sidelined since breaking his right arm in a fall at Market Rasen on July 16.

Geraghty sustained the injury when taking a tumble from Cernunnos, for his boss JP McManus, at the final fence when holding every chance in the Betfred Summer Plate.

Having missed the Galway Festival and the Harvest Festival at Listowel, he is relishing his return to the saddle.

"I've been riding out a little on and off for the last 10 days or so. It's coming on well," Geraghty told At The Races.

"I've had a lot of physio and I'm aiming to be back the weekend after next.

"It was a bad enough break, I got a plate and some screws in. I suppose that made it stable quickly and I had good use of it early.

"There's a nice card in Gowran on October 1 and Tipperary on the 2nd. It might take another week or two, but that's my target.

"I suppose with the exception of Galway and Listowel, it probably wasn't the worst time of the year to be off.

"Hopefully we can get a clear run at the winter now."

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