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No change in Toole condition


Jockey Peter Toole Photo: Getty Images

Jockey Peter Toole Photo: Getty Images

Jockey Peter Toole Photo: Getty Images

Peter Toole is no longer in a medically-induced coma as he continues to recover from his fall at Aintree on Grand National day.

The 22-year-old suffered bleeding on the right side of his brain when Classic Fly fell at the first fence during the Maghull Novices' Chase and is currently in the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Doctors have taken Toole off the medication that was keeping him in a coma and they are now waiting for him to come round naturally.

Toole is attached to Charlie Mann's yard in Lambourn and the trainer said on Thursday: "I spoke to his father this morning and there is no change.

"They haven't brought him round yet and they can't do any more tests until they do. We're not going to know an awful lot more until that happens.

"He did come out but he wasn't ready, so they put him back under. Now he's off medication and they are waiting for his brain to tell them when he's ready.

"He's not in a medically-controlled coma now, he's just sleeping it off hopefully. Something will happen sooner or later, it's just a case of when."

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