Walker back in action for Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Day

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Jockey Michael Walker is confident his injured back will hold up as he returns to the saddle at Moonee Valley today for Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes Race Day.

Michael Walker, above, is back from injury at Moonee Valley. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Michael Walker, above, is back from injury at Moonee Valley. Photo by Adrienne Bicknell.

Walker injured his back while riding Palace Of Mirrors at Geelong last Friday week and was later diagnosed with three prolapsed discs.

A week of intense treatment sees Walker return to the saddle with six rides at Moonee Valley, including $9 chance Sauvito in the Group 2 $250,000 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m).

“It feels really good,” Walker told Racing.com.

Walker tested his back at track work on Thursday morning and again in the Flemington jump outs on Friday and is keen to get back to race riding.

“I’m looking forward to some nice rides,” Walker said.

“I’ve done everything in my power with Dr (Gary) Zimmerman; I’ve been jabbed in the spine, cortisone here and there.

“So here’s hoping, fingers crossed, it’ll hold out. I’m pretty confident it will.”

Walker was aboard Sauvito when she ran a first up sixth to Miss Rose De Lago in the Group 2 $200,000 Back To Caulfield P.B. Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on August 13 but did share the winner’s stall with the Nigel Blackiston trained mare in her three year old season in a Fillies Handicap at Caulfield.

Walker also rides Choice for Blackiston in the first race of the day, Lord Macau for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in the Quest Moonee Valley Handicap (1514m) and New York for Moe trainer Allison Bennet in the United Refrigeration Handicap (1514m).

Walker’s other two rides are for the Lindsay Park Team of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, Sebring Dream in the Listed $120,000 Mitchelton Wines Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) and Fast ‘N’ Rocking in the Listed $120,000 SAJ Fruit Supply Stakes (1200m).

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. computer paper holder

    What’s up it’s me, I am also visiting this site regularly, this web site is truly
    good and the visitors are actually sharing fastidious thoughts.

  2. business presentation

    continuously i used to read smaller articles or
    reviews that also clear their motive, and that is also
    happening with this piece of writing which I am reading at this time.

  3. hydrogen car technology

    If you are going for most excellent contents like I do, only pay a quick visit this site every day as it presents feature contents, thanks

  4. cara agar anak doyan makan

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is
    needed to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% sure. Any tips or
    advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank

  5. James Frazer Mann

    A fascinating discussion is definitely worth comment.
    There’s no doubt that that you need to write more about this topic, it may not be a taboo matter but generally folks don’t discuss such topics.
    To the next! Kind regards!!

  6. cara mengatasi bayi susah makan mpasi

    I am sure this article has touched all the internet visitors,
    its really really pleasant paragraph on building up new website.

  7. backup keys

    This web site really has all of the info I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  8. overrated interest rate

    It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this site and reading the views of all friends on the topic of this article,
    while I am also eager of getting experience.

  9. James Frazer Mann

    Good day! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good
    results. If you know of any please share. Thanks!

  10. repeat advertising podcast

    I do accept as true with all the ideas you have introduced on your post.
    They are very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for novices.
    May just you please lengthen them a little from next time?
    Thanks for the post.

  11. exhaust manifold

    Hello, I enjoy reading all of your article. I wanted to write
    a little comment to support you.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.