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Point-to-point ace returns to saddle at Punchestown

Derek O'Connor is set to return at Punchestown this weekend
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Former champion point-to-point rider Derek O’Connor is set to return to race riding this weekend.

O’Connor has not been seen since fracturing his elbow in a fall at home in October, but he is in line to return on the John Kiely-trained Line Out in the concluding bumper at Punchestown on Sunday.

“I fractured my elbow when I got a fall off a young horse at home a couple of months ago and I fell on the concrete,” O’Connor said.

“I've been riding out lately and everything feels good. Dr Adrian McGoldrick is happy with how it's healed and I can’t wait to return.

“It will be nice to ride for the Lillingston family and it’s a very special day for them, as they're also sponsoring the beginners’ chase on the card in memory of the late Alan Lillingston.”

 

Adrian McGoldrick is happy with how it has healed and I can’t wait to return

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