Walsh eyes Listowel comeback

Wed 8 Aug 2012

Ruby Walsh hopes to be back in the saddle for the start of next month's Listowel Festival.

The leading rider is out of action after suffering a broken ankle in a nasty fall in last week's Galway Hurdle, in which he parted company with the Willie Mullins-trained Drive Time.

The first day of the Listowel Festival is September 17 and Walsh feels that date is a realistic target for his comeback.

"We're looking at around six weeks, so Listowel would be a good target," the jockey told www.racinguk.com.

"I've broken my right ankle before and it's the left one this time, so I guess I'm getting used to these setbacks.

"It's obviously frustrating but it's a quiet time of the year for Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls, so I'm not missing much.

"I am not that mobile as I've bruised my shoulder and have a cast around my ankle, which means I've been enjoying a lot of the Olympics on TV.

"I'm not sure what I'm going to do next week when it's all over!"

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