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Heskin buoyed by X-ray results

Adrian Heskin appears to have escaped serious injury after he suffered a fall for a second day running at Cork.

The jockey was stood down for the rest of the meeting after being unshipped from Safe Exit on the way to the start ahead of a maiden hurdle over two and a half miles.

It was bad luck on the rider as he had won the previous race on Martello Tower for his new retainer, owner Barry Connell.

Heskin went to Cork University Hospital to have X-rays taken for a possible lung issue, believed to have been sustained after a fall from Sophie's Work at Down Royal on Saturday.

But the jockey said: "I'm a bit sore, but they (the X-rays) were 100 per cent fine."

His agent, Garry Cribbin, expects his client to be fit enough to return to action at Fairyhouse on Tuesday.

Cribbin said: "Knowing Adrian, he wouldn't want to be sitting out for too long."

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