JOCKEY Phil Makin has sent an upbeat message from his hospital bed this morning following last night's terrible fall at Redcar.
Phil was taken to hospital after Simon Crisford's Eyecatcher suffered a fatal injury and fell when coming to win the fourth race.
There was obviously lots of concern for Phil and it is a relief to see the following Tweet from him this morning: "Thanks to everyone for messages and well wishes..bloody sore this morning but I’ll live..cost Eyecatcher his life unfortunately,thoughts with
@crisfordracing ..also thanks to the medical team who helped me..."
Our thoughts are with Phil, who is in a brace after breaking a bone in his neck, and we wish him a speedy recovery. Our hearts also go out to all the connections of Eyecatcher.
(The picture shows Phil coming into the Redcar winner's enclosure after winning on Redician last year)