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No Express return for Foley after fall

Irish apprentice jockey Shane Foley will be sidelined for up to two months after breaking two bones in a fall at Bellewstown on Wednesday.

The rider was unshipped from French Express before the start of the second race and fractured his left collarbone and right ankle in the fall.

Turf club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick said: "Shane Foley has fractured both his left collarbone and right ankle and may be out of action for some six to eight weeks. He probably won't need surgery on his ankle." McGoldrick also revealed that fellow rider Willie Supple is also out of action after fracturing his collarbone when breaking a horse this morning.

"Willie is in Tullamore Hospital and is under review now but is likely to be out of action for three weeks," McGoldrick added.

Meanwhile, Temple Meads will revert to five furlongs for the Polypipe Flying Childers Stakes at Doncaster on September 10.

Ed McMahon's speedy juvenile landed the Weatherbys Super Sprint in July but faded into fourth after having set a blistering gallop in the Gimcrack at York.

While McMahon would have no qualms about stepping back up in trip later in the season, he feels the race on Town Moor is too good an opportunity to miss.

"Everything's fine, there were no excuses except that he ran with the choke out," said McMahon.

"It was the idea to get some cover but I think he just got away with Jimmy (Fortune) a little bit. Any horse that runs with the choke out in a class field will struggle to get home so he did well to finish where he did."