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Cheltenham star Bryan Cooper breaks leg at Down Royal

The jockey confirmed the news on Twitter last night.

BRYAN COOPER FACES a lengthy spell out of the saddle after he confirmed he broke his left femur in a fall at Down Royal on Monday.

Cooper, who rode three winners at this year’s Cheltenham festival, is a rising star on the National Hunt scene having also piloted First Lieutenant to victory in Aintree.

The 20-year-old was riding Tepalo in the Weatherbys Beginners Chase when he came off the Tony Martin-trained horse.

Cooper took to Twitter to spread the news:

Here is Cooper in happier days riding first Lieutenant to victory in the Betfred Chase in April:

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