Nina Carberry: New mum rides Cask Mate to victory at Ballinrobe

Nina Carberry
Carberry has won the cross-country chase at the Cheltenham Festival four times

Irish jockey Nina Carberry has won on her comeback ride - four months after giving birth.

Amateur rider Carberry, 33, was successful aboard Cask Mate, trained by Noel Meade, at Ballinrobe, Republic of Ireland.

The 9-4 favourite won the concluding Bumper race by 12 lengths.

Carberry said: "It's great - Noel gave me a nice horse to ride and thank God I steered him in the right direction. I remembered the way to go around."

She was riding competitively for the first time since her and husband Ted Walsh Jr's first child, Rosie, was born.

"I've had a wonderful nine months and little Rosie arrived - I wouldn't swap that for any winner - but it's good to be back," added Carberry.

Meade said: "I'm absolutely thrilled for her - it's great to have her back - she's a magic person."

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Nina Carberry on Twitter
Carberry thanked well-wishers on Twitter

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