Armytage, 30, came perilously close to being paralysed when she smashed her back in a fall from Highland Flame at Huntingdon last March. Explaining why she is prepared to risk life and limb again, she said: "Financially, my racing career is over and I know I'll eventually have to find something else. But I love it. It keeps me going and is something to work at.
"While I can understand jockeys who finish because they have lost their nerve, unfortunately my nerve is totally undamaged. I'm afraid my heart is still in it even if my body is not."Reuse content