Piggott, who has been back on the circuit for just 11 days after injuries sustained at the Breeders' Cup in November, was fortunate to require only one stitch to a gash over his left eye. With typical resilience he aims to be riding again for Wednesday's meeting.
Earlier, Piggott, 57, had shown his tactical wiles on a winner and received an official reprimand for putting up overweight on another ride. His mounts' names told the story: the winner was So Easy, the horse that hurt, Beat Them Up.
Piggott's wife, Susan, said: 'It's unfortunate, but minor in comparison to what happened before. These things happen, but they don't keep a person down for long - especially a person like him.'Reuse content