Jockey coma

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jockey Peter Toole is in a medically-induced coma after sustaining head injuries at Aintree.

The 22-year-old suffered bleeding on the right side of his brain when 100-1 shot Classic Fly fell at the first fence during the Maghull Novices’ Chase. Toole was taken to a hospital, near Aintree, but was later transferred to the neighbouring Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Trainer Charlie Mann, said: “He’s on a ventilator; it’s not great.”