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Geraghty unplaced on return

Published 05/07/2015

Barry Geraghty is back in the saddle on Waver
Barry Geraghty is back in the saddle on Waver

Barry Geraghty's return to the saddle saw him finish sixth at Limerick on what was his first mount as the new retained jockey to JP McManus.

Geraghty was appointed to the role last month, replacing the now-retired Tony McCoy, and was in action for the first time since suffering a broken shinbone in March.

He had another setback after being admitted to hospital with a kidney stone earlier this week.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained Waver made some progress to improve going to two out in the Mike Denver Plays Limerick Racecourse Live On The 23rd July Rated Hurdle, but was never able to land any sort of blow.

Geraghty said: "I had a good blow walking the course earlier as it started to rain going up the back straight; I'm fine riding but would be easily beaten in a race!

"It's brilliant, great (to get the job) and that was a nice introduction."

Hash Brown momentarily looked like he might give Geraghty a first-day-back winner, but it was not to be.

He gave chase after Sizing Platinum led at the fourth-last, but the leader had plenty left and jumped the last two well to seal success.

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