The Final Field has been released for the 2016 Provincial Stayers Cup which is to be run at Hawkesbury racecourse on Saturday 30th, April 2016. View the Provincial Stayers Cup Field.
|1||THUNDER LADY (NZ)||John Sargent||Koby Jennings (a3/56kg)||8||61.5kg|
|2||AWARD SEASON (IRE)||Kris Lees||Kerrin McEvoy||1||59.5kg|
|3||LOVING HOME (GB)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||4||56kg|
|4||DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE)||John O’Shea||James McDonald||3||55.5kg|
|5||HE’S DREAMIN’||Rodney Northam||Travis Wolfgram (a1.5/54kg)||5||55.5kg|
|6||HIPPARCHUS (GB)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||6||55kg|
|7||REIBY THE RED||Jason Attard||Jeff Penza||2||54kg|
|8||THE BOHEMIAN||Paul Perry||Thomas Huet||7||54kg|
Michael Walker will ride in jump-outs later this week as he closes in on a return to competitive racing.
Walker suffered bleeding on the brain in an accident at his home at the start of this month.
The injury kept the Melbourne-based jockey out of the latter part of the Sydney autumn carnival.
Walker says he’s “chomping at the bit” to get back riding.
“I went to see the ENT surgeon yesterday and I’ve been cleared to ride jump-outs on Friday morning,” Walker told Melbourne radio station RSN.
“And that’s just a stepping stone to hopefully getting back in the first week in May.”
Walker said after competing in the jump-outs he would ride trackwork next week before a planned return to the races.
He also needs to complete a cognitive test before he returns to race-riding.
Walker’s latest setback came just a month after he returned from spending four months on the sidelines following hip surgery.
“I just want to get out there and do what I love doing, which is riding thoroughbreds,” Walker said.