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Gannon plots Friday comeback

Cathy Gannon has been given the all-clear to return to action on Friday after being sidelined for five months with a broken leg.

The Irish-born rider suffered a fractured right femur when unseated from Forever Janay on the way to the start at Nottingham in October. The injury brought a premature end to what had been her best-ever season, with 71 winners.

"I'm allowed to go back race-riding on Friday, so I'm all ready to go. I saw the specialist this morning at the Radcliffe and I've been given the all-clear for Friday. It's healed up well," she told At The Races.

"My agent Neil Allan is trying to get me a ride or two and I'm looking forward to it.

"I had a great season and loads of rides, a lot of winners and was riding for a lot of different trainers. I was getting my name about and it was a good year.

"It was one of those things that happens. It was a simple fall, but unfortunately I fractured my femur so I've been out for five months now. I was frustrated, but I'm happy now I'm over it and raring to go.

"I've been riding out for the last six weeks for David Evans and Mick Channon and really been getting stuck into it in the last few weeks.

"I've been doing plenty of running and I feel fit enough. I just have to get race-fit now. I just want to ride plenty of winners and do well."


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