Video: Ireland's Bryan Cooper hailed a hero after saving fellow jockey from serious injury
There was drama at Gowran Park today as Irish jockey Bryan Cooper was hailed a hero after coming to the rescue of Robbie Power following a fall in the 499 Novice Hurdle.
Gunnery Sergeant and Neverushacon both came to grief at the second last, with the latter's jockey Robbie Power getting one of his feet caught in his iron.
However, Gunnery Sergeant's rider Bryan Cooper was quick to help, catching Neverushacon and eventually releasing Power's foot with the aid of others.
Social media was quick to react, hailing Cooper a hero.
Heroic stuff at Gowran Park earlier from Bryan Cooper,helping to save fellow jockey Robbie Power from serious injury https://t.co/mJa5F6wHa9— Boylesports (@BoyleSports) November 21, 2015
@DavidParryRacin Wow that is a fantastic reaction, class act Bryan Cooper— CarKeys (@Jaralosh) November 21, 2015
Our Bryan Cooper turns Hero, to save Robbie Power from terrible injury , today . https://t.co/hlANxxBdsD— EDDIE BARRETT (@EDDIEBARRETT) November 21, 2015
Bryan Cooper is a legend #GowranPark— Steven Turtle (@bigturtni) November 21, 2015