Choc Thornton out for 10 days after crashing fall at Leicester

  • H&H columnist Robert “Choc” Thornton has been discharged from hospital after spending a night in Leicester Royal Infirmary following a bad fall.

    Choc, 31, was riding Cracboumwiz in a novices’ chase at Leicester yesterday (Tuesday 26 January) when the Alan King-trained 10-year-old fell heavily at the third-last fence.

    He was taken to hospital and underwent x-rays on his back, but the damage proved not to be serious.

    “I think I’ll be off for about 10 days, but it’s not too bad,” the jockey told H&H.

    Wayne Hutchinson will take over Choc’s ride on Triumph Hurdle favourite Mille Chief at Huntingdon today.

    Choc will also miss Festival Trials day at Cheltenham on Saturday (30 January) where Alan King is due to run Katchit and Karabak in the Cleeve Hurdle.

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