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Sunday 4 December 2016

Barry Geraghty targets weekend return for JP McManus

Barry Geraghty is very close to making his comeback from injury
Barry Geraghty is very close to making his comeback from injury

Barry Geraghty remains hopeful of making his debut as retained jockey to leading owner JP McManus this weekend - despite being admitted to hospital with a kidney stone on Tuesday.

The leading jockey has been sidelined with a broken shinbone since March, but had been riding work before his latest setback.

After attending the wedding of close friend and colleague Paul Carberry, Geraghty spent Tuesday evening in hospital.

"I came into hospital yesterday morning as I was in a fair bit of pain and I found out I had a kidney stone," said Geraghty.

"I had it removed at 10pm last night, but I'm feeling a fair bit better today.

"I'm hoping I'll be able to ride at the weekend, but I'm going to ride out in the morning and I'll see how I feel then."

McManus has entries over jumps at Bellewstown on Saturday and Limerick on Sunday.

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