Wednesday 29 January 2020


Johnny Farrelly: Misses Cheltenham
Johnny Farrelly: Misses Cheltenham

Johnny Farrelly will miss next week's Cheltenham Festival after sustaining a back injury.

The rider parted company with Sleeping Volcano at the fourth-last obstacle in the Bathwick Tyres Bridgewater Novices' Chase.

He was taken to Yeovil General Hospital where it was confirmed he had damaged a vertebrae.

Farrelly will miss, among others, the ride on Fortification in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase next week.

He tweeted: "Still in hospital crushed my T3 vertebre and rib to bit look I'll be home soon no cheltenham this year s*** happens could been worse."

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