Hatch remains in hospital

Ryan Hatch is continuing to be assessed at Southmead Hospital in Bristol following his fall at Cheltenham on Friday.

Ryan Hatch: Missed success on The New One.

The jumps jockey took a tumble from Cogry in the Unicoin Group Handicap Chase and was initially taken to Gloucestershire Royal for assessment on a possible sternum injury.

The Injured Jockeys Fund said in an update on Saturday evening: "To clarify, Ryan Hatch remains in Bristol Southmead Hospital where he is undergoing further examination for his injuries sustained at Cheltenham Racecourse yesterday. He has not had an operation."

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Hatch missed out on the winning ride on The New One in the stanjames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies.

His son, Sam, was planning to see Hatch in hospital for a second time on Saturday night.

"Myself and Willy (Twiston-Davies, brother) went to see him last night. He was in really good spirits and chatting away," he told Channel 4 Racing.

"Me, Willy and Tom Bellamy will head down again and see him tonight.

"It's important he gets back. He's a massive part of Nigel's team and we need him back in one piece as soon as possible."

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