Racing: Fall likely to sideline Moore for two months

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Jamie Moore is reported not to have suffered any lasting damage when crushing two vertebrae in his back in a heavy fall at Newton Abbot on Wednesday.

Jamie Moore is reported not to have suffered any lasting damage when crushing two vertebrae in his back in a heavy fall at Newton Abbot on Wednesday.

Last season's champion conditional rider was injured when the Martin Pipe-trained Isard III came to grief at the fifth fence in the Letty Jeffery Japanese Novices' Chase.

He regained consciousness in the weighing room and was taken to Torbay General Hospital. Moore had a full body scan yesterday to assess the extent of the damage.

His brother Ryan, last year's champion apprentice on the Flat, said: "He had a scan yesterday and we got the results. Thank God they are not that bad and there's no lasting damage. It will take a couple of months, but hopefully he'll be back and there'll be no further tests."

* Sprint king David Nicholls said last night he believed the winner of today's Stewards' Cup could well come up the stands rail. In yesterday's consolation event for the big race, the Stewards' Sprint Stakes, the first three home were drawn five, four and two.

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