Nico de Boinville sustains suspected broken arm in Cheltenham fall
Nico De Boinville has sustained a suspected upper arm fracture in a fall
Nico De Boinville has sustained a suspected upper arm fracture in a fall at Cheltenham.
De Boinville was taken to Gloucester Royal Hospital after being unshipped from Le Reve at the second fence in the BetVictor Handicap Chase.
His mount subsequently galloped off riderless before running loose across a fence and bringing down three other runners on the second circuit of the race.
While Cogry, Midnight Prayer and Racing Pulse, as well as their respective riders Ryan Hatch, Wayne Hutchinson and Jonathan Moore, all escaped injury, De Boinville was not so fortunate.
"I'm led to believe it's an upper arm fracture which is what I've been told by Simon Claisse (Cheltenham clerk of the course), but I'm trying to get hold of Nico at the minute," said De Boinville's boss, trainer Nicky Henderson.
"It looks like he will need surgery which is not good news."
De Boinville is the regular partner of 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree, who is pencilled in to make his return to action in next week's Betfair Chase at Haydock.
Cheltenham's communications manager Sophia Dale said: "All other jockeys from that race are fine, as are the horses."
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Source: At The Races