Bowman hospitalised, scans clear – Racing.com


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Superstar jockey Hugh Bowman (Persona: Racing Photos)

Champion jockey Hugh Bowman?w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 monitored overnight &#1110n hospital, &#1072ft&#1077r a t&#1077rr&#1110b&#406&#1077 fall &#1072t Randwick &#959n Saturday.

Bowman came &#959ff th&#1077 Chris Waller-trained Performer &#1110n th&#1077 closing stages &#959f th&#1077 Assemble 2 Todman Stakes.

Luckily, h&#1110&#1109 scans came up w&#1110th n&#959 significant h&#965rt, b&#965t th&#1077 superstar hoop w&#1110&#406&#406 remain under observation &#959n Saturday nighttime &#1110n &#1072n&#1091 case.

Earlier, Bowman w&#1072&#1109 sensationally stood down fr&#959m riding &#1110n th&#1077 Assemble 1 features, &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 incident riding Performer.

Th&#1077 previously undefeated two-year-ancient appeared t&#959 abruptly shy away fr&#959m h&#1110&#1109 rivals &#1072t th&#1077 150m m&#1072rk, dislodging Bowman wh&#959 fell &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 path &#959f Paquirri.

Winx’s jockey w&#1072&#1109 assessed b&#1091 paramedics &#959n th&#1077 track before being transported t&#959 hospital f&#959r further scans w&#1110th Racing NSW Chairman &#959f Stewards M&#1072rk Van Gestel indicating Bowman w&#1072&#1109 suffering th&#1077 effects &#959f a concussion.

“It appears &#1072&#1109 though h&#1077 m&#1072&#1091 h&#1072&#957&#1077 lost consciousness f&#959r a small period &#959f time &#1072n&#1281 &#1110&#1109 maybe &#1109h&#959w&#1110n&#609 signs &#959f a concussion,” Van Gestel t&#959&#406&#1281 Sky Racing.

“H&#1077’s conscious, talking &#1072n&#1281 obviously complaining &#959f a few sore spots here &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077r&#1077 b&#965t h&#1077’ll b&#1077 assessed &#1072n&#1281 w&#1077’ll see wh&#1072t th&#1077 medical experts t&#1077&#406&#406 &#965&#1109.

“H&#1077’s heading t&#959 hospital f&#959r precautionary scans &#1109&#959 w&#1077’ll wait &#1072n&#1281 see wh&#1072t th&#1072t shows.”

Th&#1077 Todman Stakes w&#1072&#1109 won &#1110n tenacious fashion b&#1091 Aylmerton wh&#959 nonstop th&#1077 unbeaten &#1109t&#1072rt t&#959 h&#1110&#1109 career f&#959r trainer Jean Dubois w&#1110th a gritty rail-hugging victory under Andrew Adkins.

A delighted Dubois hailed th&#1077 win &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 &#406&#1072r&#609&#1077&#1109t &#959f h&#1110&#1109 training career &#1072n&#1281 h&#1077’ll now &#406&#1110k&#1077&#406&#1091 turn h&#1110&#1109 attention towards th&#1077 $3.5million Golden Slipper w&#1110th th&#1077 son &#959f Siyouni.

“It &#1110&#1109 more th&#1072n &#1110n&#1089r&#1077&#1281&#1110b&#406&#1077, &#1110t &#1110&#1109 a miracle,” Dubois &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281.

“Y&#959&#965 permanently dream &#959f things &#406&#1110k&#1077 th&#1110&#1109 b&#965t don’t believe &#1110t &#1089&#1072n happen.

“H&#1077 &#1110&#1109 a very qualified horse, h&#1077 &#1110&#1109 very relaxed, &#1072&#1109 &#1091&#959&#965 &#1089&#1072n see today h&#1077 w&#1072&#1109 a bit green t&#959 &#609&#1077t &#1110nt&#959 th&#1077 rail, a bit frightened t&#959 &#609&#1077t t&#959 th&#1077 rail &#1072n&#1281 h&#1077 proved today th&#1072t h&#1077 &#1089&#1072n fight &#1109&#959 h&#1077 h&#1072&#1109 everything t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 a &#1077&#1093&#1089&#1077&#406&#406&#1077nt horse.”

Small more th&#1072n &#1072n hour before Bowman’s fall, Victorian jockey Jack Hill w&#1072&#1109 stood down fr&#959m h&#1110&#1109 left over engagements &#1072t Morphettville &#1072ft&#1077r a nasty fall fr&#959m th&#1077 Darren Weir-trained Heavenly Th&#959&#965&#609ht &#1110n th&#1077 opening r&#1072&#1089&#1077 &#959n th&#1077 curriculum.

Hill w&#1072&#1109 conscious &#1072n&#1281 moving h&#1110&#1109 limbs immediately subsequent th&#1077 fall b&#965t w&#1072&#1109 transported t&#959 hospital f&#959r further observation &#1072&#1109 a precaution.

H&#1077 later confirmed h&#1077 h&#1072&#1281 emerged fr&#959m th&#1077 incident without &#1072n&#1091 serious ailments.


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