'Battered and bruised' Lucy Gardner plans Newton Abbot return on Saturday
Lucy Gardner hopes to resume riding at Newton Abbot on Saturday after emerging relatively unscathed from a fall at Fontwell last Friday.
Gardner was partnering outsider Indian Harbour for her mother Sue in the opening handicap hurdle but her mount was brought down at the third-last.
The rider missed her other two intended mounts on the card, He Is Rosy and Bredon Hill Lad, which were taken by Harry Bannister.
"I’m a bit battered and bruised, but otherwise fine," reported Gardner on Tuesday. "I took myself to hospital on Sunday just to get checked over and got the all-clear. I’m taking a few easy days but plan to be back at Newton Abbot on Saturday."
Gardner is enjoying her second most successful campaign in terms of prize-money, with Trans Express, on whom she has won three times this season, the most significant contributor to her haul of £82,562.
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