'Nasty cut' for Alexander

Lucy Alexander was taken to hospital after sustaining facial injuries in a fall at Newcastle on Thursday afternoon.

Alexander was hurt when unseated from Milano Magic, trained by her father, Nick, at the eighth fence in the North Sea Logistics Novices' Handicap Chase.

The leading lady jumps rider was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment.

"She was conscious when she left the course and the course doctor accompanied her to hospital in the ambulance," said clerk of the course James Armstrong.

"She had a nasty cut to the chin, so the primary concern was to get that sorted as soon as they could. Whether anything else comes to light in due course we shall have to see.

"With a cut like that it needs stitches and they will check her over as well. She was awake and lucid, but we don't know if she had been unconscious at all as the doctor was with her."