Ruby Walsh’s Cheltenham Pageant could possibly be over after the jockey suffered a suspected damaged leg through the RSA Chase on Wednesday.
The 38-year-old was in competition atop Al Boum Picture within the second race of day-two when the horse suffered a nasty fall on the penultimate fence.
Wealthy Ricci, proprietor of a variety of Walsh’s rides, advised ITV the jockey had damaged his leg. For now, although, the jockey has been stood down for the day and brought to hospital for an X-ray.
Ruby Walsh has been rushed to hospital with a suspected leg break after falling at Cheltenham
The enduring jockey was instantly stood down for the day and hurried off for an X-ray
On day one of many 2018 Pageant, Walsh had ridden Benie Des Dieux and Footpad to victory
After the dangerous fall, Al Boum Picture was again on his ft rapidly. However Walsh stayed down and was quickly surrounded by inexperienced screens, prompting fears he had suffered a critical damage.
Nevertheless, due to the help of medical workers, the 38-year-old hobbled from the observe earlier than being taken to hospital.
Walsh is essentially the most profitable jockey within the historical past of the competition and had loved a tremendous begin to this 12 months’s version.
Presenting Percy got here from behind to take victory within the RSA Steeple Chase at Cheltenham
Jockey Davy Russell was mobbed upon his spectacular run with Presenting Percy
Having solely just lately returned from a nasty leg break he suffered at Punchestown final 12 months, he rode Benie Des Dieux and Footpad to victory on day one.
In Walsh’s absence, Presenting Percy got here from behind to take victory within the RSA Chase, after biding its time on the base of the pack.
The heavy favorite, jockeyed by Davy Russell, placed on a strong end to take a convincing win.
Having received the Pertemps Closing 12 months in the past, the horse went on to comfortably show himself significantly better than a handicapper,