Sport Horse Racing

Monday 19 February 2018

Ruby third on comeback

Ruby Walsh had to settle for third place as he made his long-awaited return from injury at Roscommon last night.

Sidelined for over four months with a broken arm, the champion jockey got the leg-up aboard the 8/11 favourite -- trained by his father Ted -- in a four-year-old hurdle.

But after his mount raced a little keenly early on, the odds-on shot had little left to give in the closing stages and plugged on to claim minor honours behind the Paul Flynn-trained Save My Blushes.

"The horse was too keen. It would have been better to drop him out or go on, but it's good to be back," Walsh said.

Irish Independent

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