Tuesday 12 December 2017

Foley out for two months

Irish apprentice jockey Shane Foley will be sidelined for up to two months after breaking two bones in a fall at Bellewstown on Wednesday.

The rider was unshipped from French Express before the start of the second race and fractured his left collarbone and right ankle.

Turf club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said: "Shane may be out of action for some six to eight weeks. He probably won't need surgery on his ankle."

McGoldrick also revealed that Willie Supple is also out of action after fracturing his collarbone when breaking a horse yesterday morning.

"Willie is in Tullamore Hospital and is under review now, but is likely to be out of action for three weeks," McGoldrick added.

Elsewhere, Kieren Fallon continues to ride out of his skin and he timed things to perfection in the Ford Manor Road Handicap at Lingfield. Aboard the 9/4 favourite Dubai Media, a winner over course and distance three weeks earlier, Fallon passed three horses within the last half furlong and scored by three-quarters of a length without need for the whip.

Irish Independent

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