'Sometimes if you're lying at the back of a fence in pain that's OK, because at least you can feel it.'

Johnny Ward and jockey Sean Flanagan joined Ger Gilroy on this week's Friday Night Racing

BY Cian Roche 18:00 Friday 21 September 2018, 18:00 21 Sep 2018

On this week's Friday Night Racing in association with Go Racing, Ger returns to studio alongside the Irish Independent's Johnny Ward.

Jockey Sean Flanagan drops by to chat about his season so far and reflects on his career so far.

Flanagan also discussed the impact a fall can have on a jockey, not just physically but mentally as well.

"It's sounds funny, but sometimes if you're lying at the back of a fence in pain that's OK, because at least you can feel it," he explained.

"There's obviously lads who haven't been that lucky. 

"If you're going out and thinking 'God I hope this fella doesn't fall' then the first thing it will probably do is fall.

"The more relaxed people are with the horses, the more relaxed the horses will be."

There's also chat about racing in America and we have this week's charity bet, thanks to Tote Ireland.

Johnny's bet on SilverKode came in each way last week at Leopardstown. His pick this week is 'Best Not Argue' in the 3.45 on Saturday at Gowran.

 

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