Leading jumps jockey Jamie Moore could miss a huge chunk of the jumps season after breaking his back and sternum in a nasty fall at Fontwell on Tuesday.
The jumps rider took a hefty crash to the ground Alka Step at the fifth-last fence in Tuesday’s attheraces.com Novices’ Handicap Chase.
The 35 year old received treatment on track before heading straight to Brighton hospital where he underwent X-rays and further analysis which had shown the break in his back.
His father and leading dual purpose trainer Gary Moore said: “He’s fractured his back and also his sternum.
“He’ll be off for a while. We don’t know anything more at the moment.
“They are waiting to see if they are going to operate or not. We’re not quite sure yet.”
Depending how long the jockey is out of action for it could mean that there will need to be a new rider on board Goshen who looks set for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.