Video: Cork jockey Sweeney's absolutely stunning recovery guides Ask Heather to victory in Killeagh

Video: Cork jockey Sweeney's absolutely stunning recovery guides Ask Heather to victory in Killeagh

Mikey Sweeney performs a miracle to stay aboard Ask the Heather yesterday. Picture: Healy Racing

LOCAL Cork amateur rider Michael Sweeney starred at Killeagh point-to-point on Sunday with a miraculous recovery to not only stay aboard his mount Ask Heather - but also to win.

Sweeney rode the mare for Declan Queally at the meeting at Boulta in county Cork - and went right through the top of the final fence, having stood some way off it.Picture: Healy Racing

The jockey was virtually flung over his mount's head on landing and was then clinging on for all he was worth before defying gravity to incredibly regain his place in the saddle and go on to conjure up a victory.

Social media was abuzz with his exploits, with many people calling it the "recovery of the season". The Evening Echo carries a full report on the weekend point-to-point action every Monday.

Picture: Healy Racing
Picture: Healy Racing

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