BARRY Geraghty will have to wait a few more days before finding out whether he will be given the all-clear to return to action in time for next week’s Randox Health Grand National meeting.
JP McManus’s retained rider had a scan yesterday morning as he looks to make his comeback after missing the Cheltenham Festival for the first time in his career.
He suffered a collapsed lung and six broken ribs in a fall from Charli Parcs in the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton on February 25.
He is keen to get back in the saddle to ride the likes of Festival winners Defi Du Seuil and Buveur D’Air and Stayers’ Hurdle third Unowhatimeanharry at Aintree.
Possible National rides for Geraghty, who won the 2003 renewal aboard Monty’s Pass, include Cause Of Causes who won the cross-country race at Cheltenham under Jmaie Codd, Pendra who was narrowly beaten in the Kim Muir Chase for amateur riders after surrendering a winning lead, and top weight Carlingford Lough.