n Apprentice Fergus Sweeney was expected to leave hospital last night and is already looking forward to a return to action in around a fortnight. Injuries sustained in his fall at Wolverhampton are not as bad as first feared and the jockey has escaped any broken bones. "Fergus has torn a muscle in his shoulder and had a kick in the back which is badly bruised," agent Simon Dodds said, after speaking to the 18-year-old yesterday. "There was nothing broken and for a fall at racing pace in a five-furlong race he has been very lucky, especially on the all-weather where there is no give. He was in good spirits this morning and looking forward to coming back to ride as soon as possible. We'll have to see how long his shoulder takes to heel and we'll make sure it is in good order - we won't rush him - but I would think he'd be out for around two weeks." Sweeney, who has ridden four winners in the past week, was unseated from favourite Just Loui in Thursday's Selemston Selling Stakes when his mount clipped the heels of the leader Tinker's Surprise leaving the back straight. Dodds was slightly worried about a delay in the arrival of an ambulance as the rider lay stricken on the course.Reuse content
Geoff Wragg's Prize Giving (Michael Hills), Paul Kelleway's General Academy (Kieren Fallon), Clive Brittain's Acharne (Brett Doyle) and Peter Chapple-Hyam's Desert Boy all take their chance in the seven-runner Group Two Prix Eugene Adam over a mile and a quarter at Saint-Cloud tomorrow. The unbeaten Night Watch could prove the best of the locals. Chapple-Hyam's Legal Right also takes his chance in the Listed Prix Nimbus over an extended mile and a half on the same card, with Water Poet looking the horse to beat in the six-runner field.