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Jacob comeback stalls

Daryl Jacob has given up his two booked rides at Chepstow on Wednesday after suffering a "small setback" in his recovery from injury.

Paul Nicholls' stable jockey since Ruby Walsh vacated the role earlier in the year, Jacob went under the knife during the summer to repair an ongoing issue with a shoulder.

He returned to action last month, but suffered a fall at Wincanton little over a week ago and has been sidelined since.

Jacob was due to return to action with two rides for Nicholls at Chepstow, but his comeback has now been delayed.

Jacob said: "I hurt my shoulder last night, which is a small setback. I'll see how it feels over the next 24 or 48 hours and go from there. Hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days."

Nicholls confirmed via Twitter Jacob would be replaced by newly-appointed second jockey Nick Scholfield aboard both Vesperal Dream and Minellahalfcentury at the Monmouthshire circuit.