CATHY Gannon’s injury frustration goes on with her intended return to the saddle being put back to the spring.

The Wantage-based jockey, who broke all five toes on her left foot in a stalls incident at Lingfield in May, had hoped to be back for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot last August.

But when she was forced to give up on that target, and a return the following month, she set her sights on a new year comeback.

However, the 35-year-old’s recovery has taken longer than expected, and she is now looking at resuming riding in April.

Gannon had ridden 15 winners last year before she sustained the injury when the Brendan Powell-trained Spring Overture played up in the stalls at the Surrey course and had to be withdrawn.

It was the latest in a catalogue of injuries the three-time lady jockey of the year has suffered, coming just 14 months after she returned from a troublesome shoulder problem picked up in 2013.

She broke her jaw in 2012 after sustaining a fractured right leg the previous year, while she also missed the 2015 Shergar Cup with a collar-bone injury.

Meanwhile, Our Kaempfer finally fulfilled the high opinion he is held in by Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon with an impressive success at Kempton.

The eight-year-old had shown promise as a novice over fences earlier this season, before unseating Richie McLernon early on in the valuable Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby on Boxing Day.

However, the 5-1 shot made amends with an easy victory in the Handicap Chase at the Sunbury venue, which hit the headlines last week with the Jockey Club’s controversial plans to sell off the track for housing.

Given a patient ride by Sam Twiston-Davies, Our Kaempfer breezed into the lead after the third-last in the three-mile contest before surviving a mistake at the final fence to record a seven-lengths verdict over Kruzhlinin.

Graceful Legend repeated last month’s course and distance win at Doncaster with a gutsy success for Ben Case’s Edgcote stables, near Banbury.

The six-year-old dug deep for amateur jockey Max Kendrick to hold off Cajun Fiddle by a head in a mares’ handicap hurdle over an extended two miles and three furlongs.