‘Sore’ Cawley facing long layoff

Alain Cawley expects to be out of action for up to eight weeks after dislocating both shoulders in a fall at Kempton on Sunday.

Alain Cawley celebrates with Joncol after landing the Hennessy Gold Cop at Leopardstown

Cawley was riding Surf And Turf in the two-and-a-quarter-mile handicap chase when he was unseated at the ninth fence.

The jockey told At The Races: "It's not as bad now as what you'd expect it to be, but it was fairly sore at the time.

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"Another (horse) came and hit my horse and both rolled on top of me, and one of them lay on top of me for a bit.

"I've done my right one before, which I presume is why it's a little bit better than the left, which is still sore.

"The surgeon said a minimum of six to eight weeks because it's both of them.

"I go back to him in three weeks."

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