Fractured Wrist Won’t Stop Bell Riding Peron In Doomben 10,000

May 23, 2014

Fractured Wrist Won’t Stop Bell Riding Peron In Doomben 10,000

Rising jockey Tim Bell suffered a hairline fracture to his wrist while riding in Brisbane last weekend, but is adamant that he will chase his maiden Group 1 victory when he partners Peron in the 2014 Doomben 10,000 on Saturday.

Tim Bell has been booked to ride Peron in the 2014 Doomben 10,000 in Brisbane this weekend.

Tim Bell has been booked to ride Peron in the 2014 Doomben 10,000 in Brisbane this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello

Bell capped off a consistent day of riding at Brisbane last weekend by winning the Group 3 BTC Sprint (1350m) on River Lad, but his successful day was soured when he was found to have injured his wrist after being accidently hit by a rival jockey.

The in-form hoop opted not to ride at Ipswich on Wednesday in order to rest up for a full book of rides at Doomben on Saturday and is confident that he will still be able to ride at his best.

”As embarrassing as it sounds I copped a hit from a fellow rider, obviously accidental, during the running of a race last Saturday,” Bell said.

”It turns out I have got a hairline fracture in my wrist.

”I have had acupuncture the last two days and I will continue it for the next week; it relieves the pressure a bit and I feel like it is helping.

”At this time of the year during the Winter Carnival, my wrist is definitely not going in a cast and I will keep up the acupuncture and the calcium tablets I am taking and hope it heals quick.”

”I will be fine for Saturday and I am not in excruciating pain.

“Being a jockey, when you get out of the barriers you get a good adrenalin rush and you don’t really think about having an injury after that.

”I am confident I will get through the Carnival and I will assess it after that.”

Bell has been booked to ride Peron in the Doomben 10,000 and is hoping that the Husson mare can turn around her form in the Group 1 event this weekend.

Peron returned to the races after a lengthy stint in the spelling paddock with an eighth place finish in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on April 19 and finished a fair fifth in the Group 1 BTC Cup (1200m) at Doomben on May 10.

Bell believes that Peron has taken plenty of benefit out of her two runs so far this preparation and is confident that the mare can score an upset win in the Doomben 10,000 this weekend.

”I am quite confident with her,” Bell says.

”You can forgive her for her last couple of runs because of the fact that she has been back from a spell and she had a bit of an interrupted preparation.

”She is now the best she can be and if she finds her old form, she will be very hard to beat.”

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