Ruby Walsh claims first winner after injury absence at Punchestown

Ruby Walsh scored his first winner following an injury at Punchestown

Ruby Walsh scored his first win since returning from injury as My Sister Sarah claimed the Enhanced Each-way Every Day At Coral Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown.

Walsh, sidelined since taking a crashing fall at Killarney in August, was having just his third ride back and after striking out on his first couple of attempts on Sunday, the Willie Mullins-trained My Sister Sarah ensured his return to the winner’s enclosure.

Sent off the 4-11 favourite, My Sister Sarah came home an easy 10-length winner and while Mullins was thrilled to see his stable jockey back in front, he was equally as enthused by his winner.

He said: “It’s nice to have Ruby back and we think that mare has a future.

“She has a lovely pedigree that includes Long Run, so stamina shouldn’t be any problem. Hopefully she’ll improve her hurdling.”