Hayley Turner is Back in the Saddle!

Hayley is looking foward to making her return after injury, with three rides at Ascot on Saturday.

Hayley Turner rides Landue at Ascot

Three weeks exactly from when I fell at Kempton, and I’m back riding. My first day back in the saddle will be at Ascot tomorrow where I have three rides. The recovery has gone as well as I could have hoped – It’s been invaluable having the Peter O’Sullevan Injured Jockeys’ Fund gym in Newmarket to rehabilitate. I have been able to maintain my fitness well in the hydro pool and I feel ready to be back riding!

I have been on ITV Racing at Newmarket’s July Course which has been great fun – it’s such a fun team to be on air with and despite the wet weather yesterday, the racing was fantastic and I was thrilled to see Hollie (Doyle) win a Group 2 for Ed Vaughan.

Saturday: Ascot

12:25 Ascot – The Bay Warrior

My first ride back is for Mark Usher. THE BAY WARRIOR is a two-year-old I’m yet to sit on. Only two of the 12 runners have had any run before so it would probably be a race that is best watched. The Bay Warrior is by first season sire The Gurkha who was an excellent miler for Aidan O’Brien.

1:30 Ascot – Landue

LANDUE is a horse I know well and really like. He’s a lovely horse who I have won three times on. He likes it here at Ascot and he looks ready to win! I really am looking forward to riding him. The soft ground will hold no fears for him too.

Hayley is most looking forward to riding LANDUE at Ascot tomorrow

3:50 Ascot – Saheeq

This is always a hot handicap at Ascot and normally run at a very fast tempo. The stiff finish at Ascot means you need to have a horse, particularly in this ground, that sees out the five furlongs really well. SAHEEQ (33/1) has won over 5f and 6f so he ticks that box but I think this looks a very hot renewal. I am drawn 1 (far side) so hopefully there is some pace that can give me a good toe into the race.

Saturday: Newmarket

Elsewhere, I really like GOLDEN HORDE (9/4) in the July Cup at Newmarket. I was really impressed by his win at Ascot and he looks like a beast of a sprinter. He will get the three-year-old allowance which I think will make him very hard to beat.

*All odds correct at time of writing.

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