Russell targets Listowel comeback

Tue 15th Sep 2020, 17:31

Davy Russell
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Davy Russell is hoping to make his comeback from injury in time for the Listowel Harvest Festival which gets under way on Sunday.

Russell was riding work on some of the big stars at Gordon Elliott’s yard this morning and spoke to Dave Keena.

"First day back - I've had a niggly thing going on in my back, so hopefully now we can keep going forward," the jockey said.

"We are really looking forward to Listowel, hopefully I make it there. I'm trying my best to get back for it. Everything is going okay at the moment.

"Every year since I was a young lad Listowel was kind of the start of the real National Hunt racing."

The first horse he got the leg up on this morning was unbeaten multiple Grade One winner Envoi Allen and he said: "He's in good old order. He's in great shape and he's well in himself, very well in himself. He hasn't lost any of his enthusiasm.

"I don't usually ride him at home, but Keith (Donoghue) isn't in this morning so I got the pleasure of sitting up on him.

"It's different when you ride them really good horses, they just give you a different feel and it is a pleasure to be around them."

Russell has been on the sidelines since riding at Galway on 30th July.

THE IRISH TIMES