Lucy Alexander: champion conditional last seasonPICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)
Alexander eyes new year return from jaw injury
LUCY ALEXANDER, who made history by becoming the first female rider to be crowned champion conditional last season, is eyeing a return to action in January after fracturing her jaw and chin at Newcastle on Thursday.
Alexander, who broke her collarbone in January, was riding Milano Magic when the seven-year-old unseated her at the seventh fence in the novice handicap chase.
Her father Nick Alexander, who trains Milano Magic, wrote on his blog on Friday morning: "Many thanks to all regarding your concern for Lucy following her fall from Milano Magic at Newcastle yesterday.
"She was transferred to the Royal Victoria hospital for treatment to a cut in her chin. X-rays also revealed a non-displaced fracture on her jaw and chin.
"She was detained in hospital overnight for precautionary reasons and will hopefully be released this afternoon, she hopes to be back riding early in the new year."
Alexander, who trains in Fife, added: "She would like me to pass on her thanks for the exemplary medical care she received on the racecourse and on arrival at the RVI Newcastle."< /p>