Talented apprentice Patrick Moloney is expecting to be back riding in early August. Moloney was in front in both the Melbourne and Victorian apprentice tables when he broke both his ankles in a horror fall at Flemington in April.

He was not expected to return to race riding until September at the earliest, but he has told racingvictoria.net.au he is ahead of schedule.

“Everything is coming along really well and I’m hopefully going to be back riding in races during August,” Moloney said.

“I’ve been doing a lot of swimming and cycling as well as some boxing and work on the cross-trainer and I’m feeling really good.”

In other jockey news, Moloney's fellow apprentice Josh Cartwright is expected to be back riding at the Sportingbet Park meeting on June 11, after breaking a bone in his thumb in a fall at Ararat on April 7.