Coleman misses weekend rides

Aidan Coleman will not be in action this weekend after suffering a fall at Wetherby on Friday.

Aidan Coleman will not be riding this weekend

Coleman was partnering the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Mister Dick in the three-mile handicap chase in West Yorkshire when his mount came to grief at the fifth fence.

While he has not suffered any serious injuries, the leading jockey will not take up his six booked rides at Ascot this afternoon and will also miss four scheduled mounts at Carlisle on Sunday.

Coleman's agent, Dave Roberts, said: "He's just sore and is having a couple of days off.

"He's not riding at Ascot or Carlisle. He might be back on Monday, but we'll just wait and see how he is."

Coleman currently sits third in this season's Stobart Jump Jockeys Championship on 59 winners.

Reigning champion Richard Johnson leads the way on 96 ahead of racing on Saturday, with Sam Twiston-Davies, also currently sidelined by injury, on 70.Reopens Twiston-Davies has been out of action since damaging his spleen in a fall at Chepstow on October 9, but is aiming to be back in the saddle for next month's Open meeting at Cheltenham.He told Channel 4 Racing's The Morning Line: "I'm getting plenty of exercise in. I'm swimming a lot and went to Oaksey House twice this week and will go every day next week so I'm going to get a lot of hammer."The body has to take it and with a little bit of luck I'll be back for Cheltenham."I'm not allowed to make that decision, it's up to Dr Jerry Hill of the BHA and Emma (Edwards) who's looking after me at Oaksey House."Myself and Emma have a plan and my body has to take it."

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