Geraghty targets October return from injury

Geraghty riding Sutton Place, a horse he "likes a lot".

PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos) Geraghty targets October return from injury
By David Jennings 4:31PM 24 AUG 2016

BARRY GERAGHTY has his sights set on an October return to the saddle as he continues to recover from a broken arm.

The 36-year-old took a crashing fall at the final fence in the Betfred Summer Plate at Market Rasen in July and suffered a double fracture to his right humerus.

Geraghty will see Hannan Mullet, an orthopaedic surgeon at Sports Surgery Clinic, early next month and revealed to the Racing Post his recovery has gone smoothly.

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He said: "I got screws inserted but it was not as sore as when I broke my leg as at least you do not have to put any weight on it. I reckon it will be about five weeks before I'm back. I'm meeting my specialist in early September and I'll know more then but I'd imagine it will be early October when I will get back.

"The recovery is going well and I'm responding well to physio so fingers crossed everything goes smoothly in the next few weeks.

"It was frustrating missing Galway. I've not missed Galway for 20 years and it's a meeting I love. I'll miss Listowel too – that's another of my favourites."

'Plenty to look forward to'

Geraghty has a whole host of top-notch horses to keep him busy through the winter including Minella Rocco, who won the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival for owner JP McManus.

Geraghty said: "I'm looking forward to getting back on Minella Rocco – he looks a top staying chaser. You didn't see the real More Of That in the RSA either. He's much better than that and I think he'll show it this year.

"JP has a really good bunch of youngsters in Ireland with the like of Sutton Place – who I like a lot – Jer's Girl and Coney Island, so there is plenty to look forward to and, if I'm back in early October, the whole winter will be riding lovely horses like those."

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