Cheltenham jockey Mark Walsh in horror fall and left ‘shaken’ after horse crashes through wing of final hurdle


THIS is the horror moment horse Corbetts Cross crashes through the wing of the final hurdle when in with a chance of victory.

Mark Walsh was sent hurtling through the plastic barrier as his favourite jumped the WRONG side of the obstacle.

Stay Away Fay wins a frantic Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle

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This is the horror moment Corbetts Cross smashed through the wing of the final hurdle

Walsh had nowhere to go but down after his horse jumped outside the hurdle

The jockey has only just returned from injury but was said to be holding his left arm as he came back in

The Irish jockey was left in a heap on the floor and was attended to by paramedics

Fortunately the horse was back on his feet but Irish rider Walsh was left ‘shaken’ after the incident.

ITV host Ed Chamberlin said Walsh, who is only just returning from an injury, was holding his left arm walking in and that it ‘didn’t look great’.

The three-mile Albert Bartlett was won by the Paul Nicholls-trained 18-1 outsider Stay Away Fay.

The places were filled with massive outsiders as 150-1 Affordale Fury came second and 28-1 Sandor Clegane third.

But punters who backed the JP McManus-owned Corbetts Cross will be pulling their hair out after his dramatic exit.

The horse looked to be tanking into contention approaching the last as market rival Three Card Brag lost ground late on.


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Although whether he would have got the better of the Harry Cobden-ridden Stay Away Fay is up for debate.

Cobden put up Stay Away Fay as one of his tips at Sun Racing’s Cheltenham Festival preview night.

And he proved good to his word with a brilliant ride from up with the pace throughout.

Nicholls, who was celebrating his second Festival winner of the week, said: “Harry rode him great today. He was good and positive.

“He’s a very smart young horse. He’s going to improve for a summer.

“I knew he’d win turning in because he’s a very strong stayer. He wasn’t going to stop.”

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