Richard Johnson made a excellent return to the saddle with a usually power-packed journey aboard Made For You at Musselburgh.

Having been out of motion since struggling a damaged arm in a fall at Exeter on January 21, the four-times champion jockey was booked for 2 rides in Scotland by coach Olly Murphy.

Made For You was the 7-Four favorite for the Meetings That Matter On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle, however required all of Johnson’s trademark power within the saddle on the run-in to stand up and beat Vino’s Choice by a neck within the dying strides.

Johnson trailed title rival Brian Hughes by simply three winners at the time of his damage, however was 20 adrift previous to Thursday’s card, with Hughes main by 131 winners to 111.

Johnson admitted earlier this week that he was “up against it” on this yr’s title race, however is just not giving up by any means.

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