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Bryan Cooper targetting a Listowel return

Updated: Sunday, 25 Aug 2013 10:59 | Comments

Bryan Cooper is nearing a return to action
Bryan Cooper is nearing a return to action

Jump jockey Bryan Cooper could make a return to the saddle by the middle of next month.

The rising star of Ireland, who rode three winners at the Cheltenham Festival, broke his left leg in a fall at Down Royal in early May.

He hopes to be back in competitive action in time for Listowel's seven-day Harvest Festival, which gets under way on September 15.

"The last three months have been very frustrating, but I've been back riding out for a full week," he told At The Races.

"The first couple of days were just trying to get back in the swing of things, but I'm back riding work again now.

"I got the all-clear from my specialist. He said my leg is 100% now, so I'm just trying to get fit and ready and get the strength back up as soon as I can. I might be back for Listowel."

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