MIKE de Kock’s stable jockey Anthony Delpech is out with a broken leg after a nasty incident at the start of the last race at Kenilworth on Saturday.
It is fortunately not a complex break and he still has hopes of being back in time for the J&B Met on January 31, in which he is due to ride the ruling second favourite Majmu.
Delpech’s mount Fear Not “flipped over” in the starting stalls and his leg then became jammed in the back gate.
The force from the horse broke the leg and Delpech had to be extracted from the situation by the handlers.
The leg has a “straight break” and did not require surgery.
A plaster cast will assist the healing process and Delpech will be pursuing every known method that can potentially speed up this process.
A decompression chamber is one such option he will be visiting.
He said, “I have very good people around me and we will work hard to have it healed in time for the Met.”
Delpech has an unbeaten partnership with De Kock’s brilliant Majmu, the robust Australian-bred three-year-old grey.
She is the most exciting filly seen in the country since Igugu, on whom Delpech won the Met in 2012, so he will definitely not want to miss the ride. – Gold Circle.