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Ruby makes return to track

Ruby Walsh had to settle for third place as he made his return from injury aboard Hail Caesar at Roscommon.

Sidelined by a broken arm for over four months, Walsh got the leg up aboard the 8-11 favourite, who is trained by his father Ted, in the Owen Dervin & Sons Hurdle.

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

Last year's champion juvenile St Nicholas Abbey is edging closer to his eagerly anticipated comeback.

Aidan O'Brien's son of Montjeu originally looked to have disappointed by finishing only sixth in the 2000 Guineas but subsequent events suggest he faced a fairly stiff task.

"He's been cantering for a couple of weeks now, he's started back and is working well," O'Brien said.

"We haven't picked a race for him yet, but he is back in work now and in the next week or two we'll be looking for a race for him and see where we are going to start him back."

Fame And Glory could clash with stablemate Cape Blanco in the Tattersalls Millions Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 4.

"Fame and Glory's next race will either be the Irish Champion or the Arc Trial at Longchamp. At the moment we're looking at the Irish Champion," said O'Brien. "It is possible that it will be the Irish Champion for Cape Blanco as well. I suppose it won't be an easy decision for Johnny (Murtagh)."

Mark Johnston thinks his extremely progressive colt Sea Lord could be even better when stepped up in trip.

"We've got nothing particularly in mind for him, we've just been discussing the possibility of stepping him up to a mile and a quarter," said Johnston.

Godolphin's Kite Wood returned home with a stiff back following his dismal display in Saturday's Geoffrey Freer Stakes.

Champion jockey Ryan Moore has been ruled out of the Ebor meeting at York.