Conditional jockey Wallis sidelined for three weeks
ELATION turned to pain inside a week for conditional jockey Charlie Wallis, who is now sidelined for three weeks after breaking his collarbone in a fall at Taunton.
Wallis broke into the headlines over Kempton's Christmas meeting which saw him win on his first ride for Nicky Henderson when Royaleety sprang a 25-1 shock in a handicap hurdle.
Wallis is employed by trainer Gary Moore who said on Thursday that it was Tony McCoy's agent Dave Roberts who had recommended Wallis to Henderson for the Kempton ride on a busy racing day when the Lambourn trainer's regular jockeys were already deployed.
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Moore added:"It was very unfortunate that after the high of Kempton Charlie is going to be on the sidelines for three weeks. It's typical of racing, up one minute, down the next. Charlie joined our yard in August, and he's a good jockey who works hard and deserves to get on."
Wallis,23, suffered the Taunton injury on handicap chaser A FewKind Words on Tuesday.