Camilleri escapes injury after nasty race fall
Jockey Lucas Camilleri has been cleared of serious injury despite his nasty fall from Better Romance during race 3 at Percy Spencer Racecourse on Sunday afternoon.
Camilleri was aboard the Stephen Sheehy-trained mare when they copped a bump from fellow runner Little Sincero as the gelding jumped the crossing, the incident causing Better Romance to blunder and dislodge Camilleri.
Better Romance then crashed through the running rail soon after but escaped unharmed, while Camilleri was attended to by St John ambulance volunteers and did not require hospital treatment but was stood down from riding for the remainder of the day.
In The Loop was subsequently eased out of the race down the back straight by rider Shaun O’Donnell after the incident.
Camilleri was cleared of serious injury yesterday and the experienced hoop is expected to return to the saddle this week.
After concluding an inquiry into the fall, stewards have ordered the Annette Crump-trained Little Sincero back to trials where he must gallop over the crossing section of the track to their satisfaction.
Stewards deemed the fall to be no fault of any rider, with Little Sincero’s hoop Brodie Kirby cleared of any wrongdoing, declaring it a racing incident.
Albany jockey Mitchell Pateman scored a winning double on the seven-race card, saluting on Powercraft who was having his first start for Paul Hunter in race 3 and then Prentice for Peter and Matt Giadresco.
Lucy Warwick took her tally of winners in the Great Southern to six after winning on Calbanesco and Lord Kronos, who flashed home to win a thrilling finish in the last.
Apprentice Brodie Kirby produced a superb ride on tough sprinter Friarfighter to open his Great Southern account.
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