Maguire hits comeback trail

Jason Maguire said today that he is delighted to be making his return to race-riding at Haydock tomorrow after almost four months on the sidelines with injury.

Jason Maguire said today that he is delighted to be making his return to race-riding at Haydock tomorrow after almost four months on the sidelines with injury.

The jockey suffered a broken ankle and a fractured shin bone in a fall at Worcester in July but after rehabilitation work at Oaksey House in Lambourn and a spell riding out for his boss Donald McCain, he now feels ready to return to competitive action.

"I've been working hard for the last month or six weeks fitness-wise and I'm delighted to be back racing tomorrow," said Maguire.

"We have a strong team for the winter and the horses are running so well at the moment, so I can't wait to get started again as it's been a long time.

"I've got four rides, all for Donald, and it would be great to get a comeback winner.

"I ride Al Qeddaaf who won well at Hexham last time, so hopefully he'll go close tomorrow.

"Frankie (Naylor, gym manager) has been putting me through the mill down at Oaksey House, so I hope I'll be straight enough!"

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