Three riders walk away after Lingfield pile up

Lingfield: jockeys walked away after terrible fall in closing stages

PICTURE: Jon Hoy Three riders walk away after Lingfield pile up By Peter Scargill 4:11PM 11 NOV 2016

THREE jockeys were involved in a pile up in the final race at Lingfield on Friday but George Downing, Toby Eley and Eddy Greatrex were able to walk away from the fall.

Coming just 12 days after the incident at Kempton which left Freddy Tylicki with a T7 paralysis and jockeys Jim Crowley and Ted Durcan with broken bones, the three riders were thrown to floor in the closing stages of the 1m4f apprentice handicap.

George Downing's mount Bamako Du Chatelet appeared to clip heels with Trending bringing him down with Toby Eley on Diletta Thomassa and Eddy Greatrex on Salient colliding with the fallen horse.

All jockeys and horses were up soon after the incident with the riders taken for inspection by the doctor. The owners of winner Courtsider donated their prize-money to the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Stipendiary steward Chris Rutter said: "We inquired into the falls and it appeared David Parkes on Trending had moved marginally left when George Downing was going for a gap and clipped his heels and his horse brought down Diletta Tommasa and Salient behind.

"Toby Eley, rider of Diletta Tommasa, was able to give evidence at the inquiry but both Downing and Greatrex were being examined by medical staff."

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