Murphy returns at Musselburgh
Timmy Murphy returns to the saddle for the first time since dislocating his shoulder with a ride on an old friend at Musselburgh.
The 39-year-old will be back aboard Ifandbutwhynot, who he gave a fine front-running ride to win the bet365 Intermediate Hurdle at Newbury on the horse's most recent start. David O'Meara's gelding is turned out again in the totepool Mobile Hogmaneigh Hurdle.
The last horse Murphy rode in public, Upsilon Bleu, is also in action at the Scottish track but he has deserted him for Viva Colonia in the totepool.com Scottish Premier Chase.
Murphy had been aboard the gelding at the Newbury Hennessy meeting when riding against Dominic Elsworth on Easter Meteor.
The jockeys clashed afterwards, leading to Murphy suffering a dislocated shoulder. Murphy admitted responsibilty for the incident and was banned for nine days by the British Horseracing Authority.
Murphy has three other mounts, starting with the Donald McCain-trained Divers in the totequadpot Four Places In Four Races Handicap Hurdle.