herald

Thursday 29 September 2016

Mark Walsh in line for Punchestown return

Mark Walsh, pictured here riding with Kitten Rock, right, on their way to winning the Limestone Lad Hurdle, may not ride again this season (Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE)
Mark Walsh, pictured here riding with Kitten Rock, right, on their way to winning the Limestone Lad Hurdle, may not ride again this season (Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE)

The outlook for Mark Walsh looks bright, as his agent revealed he is set to overcome a broken arm in time for the Punchestown Festival.

Walsh, who has enjoyed plenty of success in the green and gold of JP McManus in recent seasons, was on course to land a first jockeys' title before suffering injuries in a fall at Thurles in February.

Garry Cribbin had an upbeat bulletin to report, though, with the Grade One-winning rider reportedly in high spirits ahead of his imminent return.

"Mark is in great form, his recovery is going well and it looks like he'll be back for Punchestown," Cribbin said.

"It'd be nice for Mark to get back for the Festival because it's the pinnacle meeting of the year, and he's still not out of the jockeys' championship.

"He's had a fantastic season no matter what happens, and it will be great if he can bow out how he started."

Promoted articles

Entertainment News