WEICHONG Marwing’s neuro surgeon has granted permission for the top class jockey to begin physiotherapy on his back in order to strengthen it.
However, he will only be able to begin work riding again at the beginning of next month.
Marwing described the situation as “very frustrating”, but was following the best professional advice.
The debilitating back injury has forced him on to the sidelines since taking part in only one race at the January 14 meeting at the Vaal.
He consequently missed such rides as Illuminator in the CTS Million Dollar and Smart Call in the J&B Met, both of whom won.
However, he has already stated his philosophical attitude to the missed opportunities and wished respective replacement riders Heavelon van der Hoven and JP van der Merwe all the best for their big victories. – www.goldcircle.co.za