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Not such a bad Christmas for Noel as wrist is deemed ok

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Noel Fehily's recovery will delight trainer Paul Nicholls

Noel Fehily's recovery will delight trainer Paul Nicholls

"In breaking news sure to surprise many, Fehily exclusively told betting.betfair.com this morning that his wrist was only dislocated, not fractured, after his fall on Rivaliste at Newbury last Friday and he believes that he will be riding within 10 days."

Kauto Star's jockey Noel Fehily has exclusively told betting.betfair.com that he could easily be riding within 10 days after his wrist injury was deemed not as serious as it first looked.

Noel Fehily could be back riding at Cheltenham's December 10/11th meeting next week.

In breaking news sure to surprise many, Fehily exclusively told betting.betfair.com this morning that his wrist was only dislocated, not fractured, after his fall on Rivaliste at Newbury last Friday and he believes that he will be riding within 10 days.

Fehily said: "I saw the specialist last night and he was over the moon with the wrist.

"It was not as bad as I first feared - it was only dislocated, and not fractured and broken - and the specialist told me to kick on with it!

"It's a massive relief, as it looked very bleak after the fall on Rivaliste, and I could be back riding in the next 10 days, with a possibility that I could even be riding at Cheltenham next week."

Paul Nicholls commented: "It is great news for Noel that the injury isn't as bad as was initially thought.

"I was gutted for him.

"But if he is back for Cheltenham next week, I will have some decent rides waiting for him."

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Comments (5)

  1. Brian Messitt | 30 November 2010

    That's great news. I've been a big fan of Noel for a while now (highlighted by the never-say-die ride to win on Two Miles West at Aintree a few years back) and was delighted he got the top job due to Ruby's misfortune. Roll on Kauto Star in the King George on St. Stephen's Day!!!

  2. Anonymous | 30 November 2010

    Great News. Only dislocated!! Respect for these guys

  3. ginger keith | 30 November 2010

    some decent rides for daryl jacob too?

  4. Mel | 01 December 2010

    Great news Noel - Kauto awaits, but I think the 'Commander' will be a very different proposition in this year's renewal - so watch out :)

    Best wishes

    Mel

  5. ty | 06 December 2010

    is hes back could have a 4 timer at cheltenham saturday with sam winner,master minded,celestial halo and al ferof

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