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Pires to resume riding in Hobart on Sunday

25 / 11 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
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THE state’s leading jockey David Pires will resume riding at the TRC meeting at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart on Sunday.

Pires has been sidelined with a wrist injury suffered from a fall during a grass gallop at Tattersall’s Park two weeks ago.

At first it was thought to be a broken bone that may have taken up to eight weeks to heal but his specialist Peter Clements revealed a better diagnosis when he sighted the results of an MRI scan.

Pires has dominated the first quarter of the new season notching 24 winners with a strike rate of 21.6%.

He is six wins clear of talented apprentice Ismail Toker with fly-in Victorian-based rider Anthony Darmanin next best with 14 wins.

Pires has seven rides on this Sunday’s nine-race card that boasts a top program that includes the 3YO vase that is a lead-up to the 3YO Cup to be run under lights in Launceston in three weeks.