Barry Geraghty: crashed out at the second-last on Charli Parcs
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BARRY GERAGHTY was facing the prospect of staying in hospital overnight after suffering a fall on Charli Parcs at Kempton on Saturday.
Although the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle favourite was up quickly, Geraghty took a long time to get his feet before being taken by ambulance to St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London for precautionary tests.
He appeared to be sore around the stomach area after taking a kick from a following horse.
Nicky Henderson, trainer of Charli Parcs and the jockey’s old boss, said: “He has got some internal injuries and they have taken him to hospital and I don’t think he will be going home tonight. He was very sore.”
The day started brightly for JP McManus’s retained rider as he steered River Frost to victory in the opening race for the owner.
However, things did not go as planned on Charli Parcs as Geraghty was hard at work on the 8-15 shot a long way out before the pair crashed out when mounting a challenge at the penultimate hurdle.
The jockey, who was replaced on his remaining three rides on the card, is due to appear at Naas on Sunday and trails only Ruby Walsh in the top jockey betting for the Cheltenham Festival in 17 days’ time.
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