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Bizarre moment jockey Hugh Nugent gets thrown off horse Achille in Midlands Grand National in rare accident

, Bizarre moment jockey Hugh Nugent gets thrown off horse Achille in Midlands Grand National in rare accident

THIS is the bizarre moment a jockey’s stirrup SNAPPED mid-race resulting him being thrown off his horse.

Hugh Nugent had pushed his mount Achille well to the fore in the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter.

Hugh Nugent had got his mount Achille into a nice position

The 26-year-old conditional jockey was flung off the 12-year-old

, Bizarre moment jockey Hugh Nugent gets thrown off horse Achille in Midlands Grand National in rare accident
Thankfully jockey and horse were both OK after the mishap

But as the 12-1 shot rounded the corner, Nugent was flung off the 12-year-old to the floor.

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It was later revealed his stirrup had snapped.

Commentators of the race first speculated that the jockey had ‘lost his balance’ before noticing that Nugent’s ‘iron had gone’.

Thankfully, both horse and jockey were fine after the unusual incident.

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Screaming Colours continued Ireland’s domination from Cheltenham when taking the Boulton Group Midlands Grand National.

William Durkan’s raider from County Dublin had just the one run since finishing fourth in this race 12 months ago.

And targeting the long-distance handicap chase reaped a handsome dividend this time.

Conditional jockey Conor Orr, who claims 3lb, brought his mount into contention in the straight with four fences left.

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And he began to bid for honours with El Paso Wood and Truckers Lodge, the winner in 2020.

Screaming Colours, a 12-1 shot, had every chance two out and held a definite advantage over the final obstacle.

He was ridden out to take the glory from the staying-on Young Dev with last year’s winner Time To Get Up, the 11-4 favourite, in third.

El Paso Wood, an 80-1 outsider, ran a massive race to finish fourth.

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