Scholfield plans Thursday return

  • Last Updated: March 4 2013, 11:19 GMT

Nick Scholfield plans to be back in action at Wincanton on Thursday

Nick Scholfield: Intending to be back for Cheltenham

after escaping serious injury in a fall at Newbury.

The jockey got the all-clear after going to hospital for checks following his spill from Micheal Flips at the eighth fence in the StanJames Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup on Saturday.

"I'm not too bad. I went to hospital for checks and they were fine so that was good," he said.

"I'll be back towards the end of the week, probably Wincanton on Thursday. The aim is obviously to be right for Cheltenham."

Scholfield enjoyed success at the Festival last year when partnering Hunt Ball to victory in the Pulteney Land Investments Novices' Handicap Chase.

He is looking forward to teaming up with owner Anthony Knott's gelding in the Byrne Group Plate on Thursday week.

"I spoke to Keiran (Burke, trainer) on Sunday and he said Hunt Ball was in great form and he was really happy with him, so I'm looking forward to him as well," he said.

Scholfield also has two good mounts for trainer Jeremy Scott - Melodic Rendezvous in the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle that opens the meeting on Tuesday week and Empiracle in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper the following day.

"I'm very excited about both Jeremy Scott's horses. They tell me both are in good order," he said.


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