Doyle Set For Newcastle Return Friday

Top jockey Hollie Doyle, who has been recovering from an elbow injury suffered in a fall at Wolverhampton on Jan. 17, is set to make her return to the saddle on Friday at Newcastle after over two months on the sidelines.

The 26-year-old rider will pilot the Archie Watson-trained Rhythm N Hooves (GB) (Pearl Secret {GB}) at Newcastle, while her weekend rides at Doncaster include Richard Spencer’s Revich (Ire) (Requinto {Ire}) in the Lincoln, and Wilderness Girl (Ire) (No Nay Never), trained by Adrian Nicholls, in the Cammidge Trophy.

The six-time Group 1-winning rider was the first female to win a Classic aboard Nashwa (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in the G1 Prix de Diane last year and is the retained rider for owner Imad Al Sagar’s Blue Diamond Stud.

“Getting back for the start of the turf season was kind of a target for me and thankfully I’ve had the go-ahead,” Doyle said. “I’m looking forward to getting back in the saddle and doing what I love really. It’ll be good to get back to work. I know it’s been a long time, but I’ve always had it in my head that it could have been a lot worse. It’s sorted now, so hopefully I get a clean run at things now.”

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