Kennedy taken for assessment on leg injury

Rider in the wars in race following Irish Gold Cup victory.

  • Sunday 02 February
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Jack Kennedy was taken to hospital for X-rays on a leg injury following a fall at Leopardstown on Sunday – just half an hour after winning the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup on Delta Work.

He took a tumble from the Gordon Elliott-trained Dallas Des Pictons at the fourth fence in the two-mile five-furlong handicap chase that followed the feature race of the day.

Kennedy was attended to by racecourse medics and the fence was not jumped on the final circuit.

A statement from senior medical officer Dr Jennifer Pugh on the official IHRB Twitter feed read: “Jack Kennedy has been taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for an X-ray and further assessment to his right leg following a fall in race seven.”

Kennedy only returned to action recently following a problem with a collarbone he broke in October, which originally kept him out for over six weeks.

Kennedy taken for assessment on leg injury
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