Monday 19 March 2018

gannon joy at return

Cathy Gannon will attempt to make a fresh start on what has been a stuttering year when returning to action at Salisbury tonight.

The Dubliner has endured desperate luck in building on a terrific 2011, as she was ruled out from October to February after breaking her leg in a fall at Nottingham.

Late last month, when riding work for Eve Johnson Houghton, she came off a horse and broke her jaw.

Gannon tweeted a gruesome picture of her injury from hospital but has thankfully returned to normal.

"I'm delighted to be back -- I did a bit of riding out this week," she said. "Hopefully I've had my bad luck now."

Elsewhere, Eddie Lynam's Sole Power will not have to face Prohibit in Saturday's Temple Stakes as Robert Cowell's stable star is to miss the race on account of the Haydock ground.

Last year's King's Stand Stakes winner spearheaded three entries for the Newmarket trainer in the Group Two event along with Monsieur Joe and Spirit Quartz.

Instead, Prohibit will head for another shot at the Prix Du Gros-Chene on June 3, a race in which he was beaten a head last season.

Cowell tweeted: "Prohibit unlikely participant for the Temple Stakes on Saturday, ground too lively so will head to Chantilly a week later.

"Monsieur Joe and Spirit Quartz are intended runners."

Irish Independent

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