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Jockeys Bryony Frost and Harry Cobden ‘both are fine’ after the terrible fall at Aintree on National Festival Day

STAR Bryony Frost and Harry Cobden riders have both escaped serious injuries after a terrible fall on National Day.

Cobden missed the big race after he was taken to the hospital earlier with the card, while Frost was not transported from Yala Enki during the main event.

Cobden was taken straight to an ambulance and taken to a local hospital after falling
Frost is going well with Yala Enki as the pair goes down


Frost is going well with Yala Enki as the pair goes downCredit: Getty

Both riders were said to be unconscious after the fall but soon returned and were taken to hospital.

They both went for power coach Paul Nicholls, and his assistant Harry Derham said: “It’s nice to be told that both Harry and Bryony are completely fine.

“A little bruising and bruising but will fight another day. Thanks for all the messages.”

Nicholls added: “The moment she saw Bryony, she was a bit stiff and ached but hoped to be able to ride from the middle of next week and be fit enough to ride Frodon at Sandown.

Cobden starred in a 1st place double earlier this week at Aintree


Cobden starred in a 1st place double earlier this week at AintreeCredit: PA

“Another positive update just told Harry and he is going up and back and feeling fine and just a little hurt.

“He will be rolling out an update over the next few days on when he can drive again. Good news.”

Cobden, 22 years old, shows up earlier than Lucky One in grade 1 in cards and missed his ride in Sir Alex Ferguson’s Give Me A Copper.

He is said to have escaped with a few minor facial fractures.

Frost, who was going well with Yala Enki in the Country before they fell at the 20th fence, was also taken to the nearby Aintree Hospital.

But she also seems to be spared notable injuries with her father and coach Jimmy Frost, posting: “Just let everyone know, B, it’s okay, in the hospital tonight.

“She has been fully checked out, a few days off.”


Nicholls and Cobden had a great week of success on Merseyside, largely thanks to the opening day’s success with impressive Clan Des Obeaux and Monmiral.

Nicholls continued to set pace at the pinnacle of coaching championships.

Irish coach Henry De Bromhead shoots into third place behind Grand National first and second with Minella Times and 100-1 shot Balko Des Flos.


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