Gigginstown's first choice rider Jack Kennedy could be back in action as soon next week after he has been off the track for almost five weeks after breaking his collarbone.
The 20 year old jockey has achieved more in his short time as a jockey than many top class jumps riders have in their enter careers and the rider is looking forward to getting back in the saddle just as the big jumps meetings come to fruition.
Kennedy has been riding for Gordon Elliott for the last few years and this year he is the official number one rider for the trainer and also for Michael O'Leary and Gigginstown.
He has been doing some exercise riding during this week but is looking to be back race riding before the turn of the month after he has been recovering from his nasty fall on Swordsman at Punchestown.
The youngster during his time off the track has had to sit on the sidelines and watch what have been his superstar rides go on and win including the likes of Battleoverdoyen keeping his unbeaten record over fences and watching Samcro make a superb start to life over bigger obstacles.
(Credit Racing Post) "I was back riding out this morning, it's good to be making progress with it," he said on Wednesday.
"Hopefully I'll be back next week, possibly on Thursday or Saturday."
Kennedy, who also picked up an injury in the summer, added: "It's been great to see so many of the horses in good shape and I'm looking forward to getting back. Gordon's [Elliott] horses seem to be in great form."