Positive for Covid-19, Cristian Demuro has not saddled up since November 4 at the Chantilly racecourse. The winner of the Arc de Triomphe 2020 with Sottsass can’t wait to put on a gown again and practice his jockey profession. “His last two weeks seemed endless to me, admits the Italian jockey. I took my pain patiently. This is the first time that I haven’t been riding for such a long time. “Fifteen days during which Cristian Demuro developed the symptoms of the virus. “At first I was tired and had aches. But I didn’t think I had caught this disease. I put it more on a drop in form due to the end of the season. After having a stuffy nose, I lost my sense of smell for three days. The contagion goes very quickly because I also infected my wife, who lost her sense of smell and taste. There was nothing I could do for the first few days and then, once I felt better physically, I trained at home on my treadmill. I took the test again nine days after the first one and was still positive. I then did it again at 13 days that is to say this Monday and the result turned out to be negative. I went back to training on Tuesday morning with Alessandro Botti and David Smaga. “A first step towards the return to competition, which will be effective this Thursday at the Fontainebleau racecourse.
Seven climbs for his return
Currently in third position in the ranking of flat jockeys, with 113 successes since the start of the year, Cristian Demuro can hit hard from the start. The transalpine professional will be called upon seven times, with two competitors in particular that he appreciates particularly: ” Millfield (4th) is a chic horse who always gives the best of himself. He’s in good shape and his trainer, David Smaga, thinks he’s capable of great things over 1,200 meters. Lightoller (8th) also repeats all his races. He has just captured second place twice and should still defend his chances dearly. “
Cristian Demuro will also find three thoroughbreds he knows well: “ The Lawyer (1st) made a good start. He certainly improved on this race. In my opinion, it can continue its momentum. Pompogne (3rd) is shortened in distance. We won together on the 1,400 meters of Fontainebleau in October. She proved last time that she remained competitive despite two and a half kilos of penalties. If the test is not too sustained, it can perform well in such a lot. Regarding Wiseiten (6th), it turned out to be disappointing on the Saint-Cloud track. I have no explanation for its failure. He might not have enjoyed the pitch that day. If he shows his true face, he has the means to redeem himself in such company. “
To complete his busy day, Cristian Demuro will meet two other fillies: “ Yellow rose (2e) has been seen twice in England and is making her debut in France. As for Queen kahlua (5th), she won well recently in Bordeaux. It goes up in category, but is progressing. “
Regarding this winter, nothing has yet been decided for Cristian Demuro: “I wanted to go to Japan, but they are not issuing visas to go there. For the moment, I plan to stay in France. I hope to be able to go to Qatar like every year to participate in the major events. “After being deprived of competition, Cristian Demuro is more motivated than ever to return to the top.
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