Griffiths on the mend

Victorian trainer Robbie Griffiths is recuperating in hospital after being successfully operated for a brain aneurysm on Saturday.

A loyal band of owners and supporters wished Griffiths, who is president of the Australian Trainers' Association (ATA), well as he entered hospital last Friday for the serious operation.

ATA chief executive Andrew Nicholl issued a statement post-operation with positive news.

"Robbie is now undergoing post-operative care and resting comfortably," Nicholl said.

"Whilst the operation took longer than originally anticipated it is expected that he will remain in hospital for up to ten days before beginning an extended period of rest.

"A full recovery is expected with a return to work within the next six weeks."

Last season Griffiths trained 86 winners throughout Victoria from his Cranbourne base to finish fifth on the trainers' premiership.