When he fell from Al Boum Photo in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, the jockey intensified a leg injury last month. He had actually simply returned from a damaged leg sustained in a fall from Let’s Dance in November.
I’ll most likely have an X-ray in 2 weeks and see exactly what the story is.
The Grand National at Aintree is off the program however Walsh is keeping his fingers crossed for the last spring celebration in Ireland.
” My ideal leg stays in a boot. Time is the very best therapist of all and ideally I have enough of it to be back in time for Punchestown in 3 weeks,” he informed Racing UK.
” I’ll most likely have an X-ray in 2 weeks and see exactly what the story is. I’m hoping they inform me it’s 100 per-cent however I’m an optimist.”
When he ditched for a hard-fought win over JLT winner Shattered Love at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday, Al Boum Photo made amends for his Cheltenham accident.
Walsh, who was working as an expert at Fairyhouse, was pleased and he anticipates the RSA Chase winner Presenting Percy to make his mark in excellent business next season.
” He (Al Boum Photo) was novicey in the RSA however he’s got a great deal of capability. He leapt just alright on Sunday when winning the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase however he ground it out well and fought,” he jockey included.
” He remains rather well – two-and-a-half miles would be as sharp as he desires – and it was an excellent efficiency to offer 7lb to Shattered Love.
” Overall, I believe this season’s newbie chasers are great. The RSA rode a truly strong race and Presenting Percy, who won it, can be a substantial force next year in open chases after.”