Watch: Ruby Walsh back in the saddle with Galway Festival win

Ruby Walsh has marked his return to the saddle with victory in the opening race of the Galway Festival.

He piloted 5/4 favourite Easy Game to victory in the two-mile Novice Hurdle.

It was Walsh's first race since re-breaking his leg four months ago at Cheltenham.

Walsh had planned to return last May but he was forced to delay his return.

As reported but the Irish Examiner in June, Walsh said: "I was targeting Auteuil but when I couldn’t make the Prix la Barka meeting, the next meeting you want to be targeting is Galway, so I’m looking forward to making that festival."

"I haven’t seen the doctor in a couple of weeks as I’ve been riding out, but there’s no issue on that front. Galway is five weeks away and I’ll have no problem in making that."

Easy Game ridden by Ruby Walsh goes on to win the Novice Hurdle during day one of the Galway Summer Festival. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

- Digital Desk

More on this topic

More in this Section

UCC claim double with emphatic win over Mary I

UCC claim double with emphatic win over Mary I

France recover from England drubbing to beat Scotland for first win of campaign

Wins for Derry and Kerry as hurling leagues begin to take shape


Wishlist: Vintage fashion and home-ware are back in style

Spring has sprung: Use the new season turn your garden into an environmentally sound patch

It makes cents to get savvy with household spending

Designer home: Turning a small house into a spacious family home

More From The Irish Examiner