Top amateur hospitalised

Frank Dalleres
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AMATEUR jockey JT McNamara was recovering in hospital last night after being placed into an induced coma following a fall at Cheltenham yesterday.

The 37-year-old Irishman was airlifted to a Bristol hospital after falling from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup.

McNamara’s mount was thought to be unhurt but David Pipe-trained Matuhi suffered a spinal injury in the Byrne Group Plate and was later put down.