When Anibale Fly ended up as runner-up in the Gold Cup last month and fourth in the 2018 Aintree spectacular, Barry Geraghty looked forward to becoming the leader in the National
Geraghty was regretful for the accident. He said on Friday evening about this bad news for him and for his fans. He also shared about his own situation, when the tibia and fibula above the right ankle were broken. He thought that damaged was caused by a kick off a horse to run over the top of him after he fell down.
He will miss the Grand National, the race that he has been looking forward a lot, also miss Fairyhouse and Punchestown at the same time. That is a big attack on him when there is still no confirmation for the exact time when he will be back. He thought there must be a surgery to straighten his leg. Several years ago, Barry Geraghty had also broken his shin on the other leg and it took him almost 4 months to recover. This time, it comes to a weight-bearing bone. He could only guess that this injury will keep him on the sidelines for 10 – 12 weeks.
The racing manager of Anibale Fly’s owner, Frank Berry, said that Mark Walsh would switch to Tony Martin’s charge from Regal Encore. He was still unsure about the possibility of Mark Walsh to ride Anibale Fly, but he needed to be really cautious.
Mark Enright also suffered from injuries and was taken to hospital after his fall from Call It Magic in the Topham. He rode Noble Endeavor and the tumble happened even though his agent had confirmed that he could take the ride without any problem. Luckily, there was only a haematoma but not a serious injury, and he was still fine.