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Dual Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell hospitalised after nasty fall

Published 06/09/2015 | 19:06

Leighton Aspell
Leighton Aspell

Leighton Aspell has been taken to hospital for further checks following a nasty fall at Fontwell on Sunday.

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Partnering Uptendownone in the Stephanie Rees Rainbow Child Foundation Handicap Hurdle, Aspell parted company with his Gary Moore-trained mount at the second obstacle.

The dual Grand National-winning jockey was initially treated on the track before being taken to hospital in Brighton for further examination.

The track tweeted: "Leighton Aspell is conscious and on his way to Brighton Hospital. We wish him all the best."

Clerk of the course Edward Arkell added: "He was taken directly to hospital in Brighton and he was concious when he left the racecourse."

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