X- rays clear Brown of breaks

Townsville Bulletin - - The Form -

X-RAYS have cleared Corey Brown of any breaks but the top jockey is still set to un­dergo more tests af­ter be­ing in­jured at the Rand­wick bar­rier tri­als yes­ter­day.

Brown has been stood down f rom t oday’s Group One Chippi ng Nor­ton St a kes meet­ing af­ter he was in­jured when an un­raced three-yearold he was on in the tie-up stalls at Rand­wick got spooked and flipped over. The jockey was taken by am­bu­lance to hos­pi­tal where he un­der­went X-rays af­ter com­plain­ing of pain in his chest, ribs, shoul­der and back.

‘‘ The X-rays have cleared him of any breaks and he’ll r e ma i n i n h o s p i t a l f o r ob­ser­va­tion,’’ Rac­ing NSW’s deputy chief stew­ard Greg Ru­dolph said.

‘‘ But he’s still in a lot of pain with his lower back, his r i g h t h i p a n d r i g h t shoul­der.’’

The in­ci­dent hap­pened as Brown was pre­par­ing to ride in the fi­nal of 19 heats to be con­ducted at Rand­wick.

He had just mounted the Joe Pride-trained Polly when the filly took fright, reared and flipped over.

‘‘ The horse flipped over and he ( Brown) was wedged un­der­neath it for a short time,’’ Ru­dolph said.

B r o w n i s e x p e c t e d un­dergo an MRI scan.

‘ ‘ H e m i g h t s t i l l n e e d f ur­ther t ests t omor­row,’’ Ru­dolph said.

Brown was set to part­ner Ex­press­way Stakes win­ner Cen­ten­nial Park in to­day’s Group One Chip­ping Nor­ton Stakes ( 1600m) as well as tal­ented filly Parables in the Group Two Sur­round Stakes ( 1400m).

Tim Clark will re­place Brown on un­beaten twoyear-old Anise in the Clarry Con­ners Plate and also on Brazen Babe in race three, while Rod Quinn has picked up the ride on Ju­ve­niles in the sec­ond race.

Con­nec­tions of Cen­ten­nial Park, Parables and Grace­ful Anna ( Liver­pool City Cup) h a v e b e e n g i v e n u n t i l scratch­ing time at 7.30am ( AEDT) to­day to de­clare a re­place­ment rider.

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