Whyte feels good enough to work again

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 July, 2012, 12:00am


Champion jockey Douglas Whyte has declared himself back to work this morning, despite the injuries he suffered at the start of the final race on Sunday.

Whyte was thrown forward over the neck of his mount and onto the ground when Aomen stumbled out of the starting gates and almost fell.

As Aomen then scrambled to stand upright again, he stepped on the jockey's upper right arm, leaving a large haematoma and bruising to the shoulder.

'I've been to the physio today and the haematoma that was there on Sunday is gone, we've worked through that,' Whyte said last night. 'My shoulder is still a bit tender, but it won't stop me riding trackwork.'

It was Whyte's second scare in the past six weeks, after he had been left bruised and battered but escaped any major injury on May 27 when his ride, Can Do, shattered a leg mid-race at Sha Tin and the Durban Demon wound up on the ground.

Vincent Ho Chak-yiu also received some good news after receiving a medical certificate to show he can ride trackwork and races again.

The leading apprentice fractured his left arm in a race crash at Sha Tin five months ago, but he will have to content himself for the time being with returning to fitness with trials and trackwork and has not taken rides for the last meeting of the season on Sunday.