Although frustrated by not being able to ride due to his broken ankle, Nash Rawiller is realistic about his plight.
“These things happen – there’s not much you can do about it.
"I’m starting to put some weight on the ankle now having just thrown the crutches away,” Rawiller told racingnetwork this morning.
Rawiller broke his ankle in a barrier mishap in a Rosehill barrier trial 10 days before Christmas last year.
Today he told racingnetwork he hopes to be back riding in Sydney on February 16.
“I want to be back to ride Laser Hawk in the Apollo Stakes first-up – that’s what I’m aiming for,” he said.
Rawiller has a big opinion of Laser Hawk, who ran third in the ATC Derby as a three-year-old, but has since had bone chips removed from a knee.”
He ran third in the Derby with that problem with his knee, which gives you some idea of his ability.
"He trialled really well the other day as well so you know he’s come back in good shape,” he said.
Nash said he hopes to be available to ride track-work and in trials or jump-outs about 10 days before the Apollo Stakes, to give himself a chance to be really fit.
“My weight is really good, that’s not an issue, I’ve been trying to keep myself pretty fit,” he added.