MICHAEL Walker, who partnered Bulbula to an all-the-way win in the Merson Cooper, heads to the operating table on Thursday for surgery on his hips.
Walker said he hoped to be back riding mid February after he recuperates from the clean-up operation.
He kicked off his last city meeting before the operation with a soft win on Bulbula, which speared to the front and was untroubled to defy all challengers.
“It’s a good effort for two-year-olds to come here, first time down that cute and then dog-leg left and then get down the dip,” Walker said.
“I held her so I could get down the dip, but she was going that well.”