Robert Thornton will miss some high-profile rides over Christmas after suffering a broken collarbone in a fall at Exeter yesterday. The rider came to grief at the third flight of the opening Jingle Bells Novices' Hurdle aboard Itsa Legend.
Among Thornton's best prospects would have been the Alan King-trained Voy Por Ustedes in the Castleford Chase at Kempton. Halcon Genelardais, the favourite for the Coral Welsh National, is to be partnered by the stable's second rider, Wayne Hutchinson, who also deputises for Thornton at Hereford today.
Kempton: 1.20 Piquet 1.50 Darling Belinda 2.20 Lady Hopeful 2.50 Kilmeena Magic 3.20 Tackcoat 3.55 Kissi Kissi 4.30 Go Amwell
Lingfield: 12.10 Lennoxtown 12.40 My Drop 1.10 Bobby Rose 1.40 Red Spell 2.10 Wavertree Warrior 2.40 Cove Mountain 3.10 Polish Power 3.40 Dinner Date
NB: Brastar Jelois
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