Apprentice Kirsty French okay after spill
Apprentice Kristy French is back home after precautionary X-rays showed no broken bones after a fall at Lingfield.
Last Updated: 16/01/14 8:47am
The 7lb claimer was unshipped from Marti's Boy, trained by Stan Moore, inside the final furlong when out of contention in the 32Red Casino Claiming Stakes, the second race on the card.
She was taken by ambulance to East Surrey Hospital at Redhill, with a resulting delay until all emergency services were back in place at the Surrey course. The third race was run at 2.47pm rather than 1.30 pm.
Happily, Moore was able to report that although the 17-year-old was bruised and shaken, no bones had been broken. He said: "She's back in Lambourn now.
"She rides the little horse at home and had given him a lovely ride up until then.
"It was a nasty tumble, it's not nice having a fall like that at Lingfield, it would be like coming off on the beach at Laytown."
Moore's wife Sara confirmed French, who was having just her second ride, had called into the stable office on her return and was a "bit shaken" but otherwise relatively fine.
Despite the substantial delay to the meeting, the much shorter time between races meant that the concluding event, originally planned for 3.45pm, was run just 19 minutes late.