Jockey Dylan Caboche hopes his shocking run of injuries are behind him after a successful return to race riding at Morphettville on Saturday.
Caboche, 26, tore the meniscus in his right knee in March this year, while in 2019 he was forced to sit out riding for about a year after tearing the ACL, PCL and MCL and fracturing his right foot in a trackwork accident.
Last Saturday he was down to ride three horses but two of those were scratched leaving Caboche with just the one ride for the meeting – Fortune Follows which finished seventh and was trained by his father Patrick.
Caboche, who started race riding in 2015, said he had pulled up well and was looking forward to getting back into a race routine.
“The body is good and pulled up well from Saturday,’’ Caboche said.
“It’s probably the best the knee has felt for a few years so hopefully I can move on and get a few rides.
“Mentally injuries can be frustrating and there is no good time to get them but you just have to deal with that.’’
Caboche is booked to ride three horses for Gary Searle at Gawler on Wednesday and then hopes to pick up rides for Saturday’s meeting at Morphettville.
Caboche’s return to the saddle coincided with news that star jockey Raquel Clark looks to have called time on her promising career.
Clark, a Tasmanian, made a huge impact on the SA racing scene before suffering bleeding to the brain after a race fall at Morphettville in November 2019.
Ongoing health issues and the need for more medical treatment is making it unlikely that Clark will return to the saddle.
Meanwhile, jockeys Jess Eaton and Todd Pannell are locked on 62 wins for the battle for the metropolitan premiership with two Saturday meetings to run for the season.
Originally published asCaboche on a high after race return
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