Carberry may be back at the weekend
Former champion jockey Paul Carberry could be back in action this weekend after an eye injury requiring eight stitches kept him out of action at Navan yesterday.
“He got a bad bang in the face from a young horse he was riding at his place yesterday and he couldn’t see out of his eye this morning,” Carberry’s boss, Noel Meade reported. “It’s very sore, right across the eyelid, but hopefully he might be back for the weekend.”
No problems are anticipated with Carberry for the upcoming Cheltenham festival where one of his main rides will be Monksland in the World Hurdle.
“We’ve saved him since Leopardstown because he doesn’t take a lot of work. I hope he can improve again,” Meade said. “He’s a contender anyway.”
Carberry’s misfortune worked out well for Davy Condon who stepped in for the winning ride on Mullaghanoe River in the maiden hurdle.
“He’s a little weak still but should make a nice chaser next season,” Meade reported.
“I was a little concerned about the ground as he ran on it before at Naas and never really travelled on it.”
Mullaghanoe River had over three lengths to spare from Gold Bullet at the line, completing a double for Condon who’d earlier scored on Chicago Grey.