Kerrin McEvoy ready for return to saddle

Kerrin McEvoy
Kerrin McEvoy

Jockey Kerrin McEvoy has been cleared to ride after recovering from a broken hand.

McEvoy needed surgery on his right hand after breaking his third metacarpal in a pre-race incident at Randwick on December 16.

He was taking Sugar Bella to the barriers when she made a sudden sideways move and he twisted his fingers.

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McEvoy was given the all-clear on Monday and hopes to be back riding competitively on Friday.

“Got the all clear from the doctor re. the injured hand so looking fwd to doing a few gallops in the morning, possibly races Friday at Canterbury” McEvoy tweeted.

He is the regular rider of star sprinter Redzel who is set to have his first start for 2018 in the Lightning Stakes at Flemington on February 17, ruling McEvoy out of the ride on Winx in Sydney if Hugh Bowman fails in his attempt to have a careless riding ban reduced.