Jockey Toole almost ready for transfer to Dublin hospital

Peter Toole is reportedly making good progress as he continues to recover from his fall at Aintree on Grand National day.

Peter Toole is reportedly making good progress as he continues to recover from his fall at Aintree on Grand National day.

The 22-year-old jockey suffered bleeding on the right side of his brain when Classic Fly fell at the first fence of the Maghull Novices’ Chase.

He remains hospitalised in Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, but could soon be heading back to his homeland in Ireland.

Lisa Hancock, chief executive officer of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: “Having spoken to Jim Toole (the jockey’s father) earlier this morning, he was able to tell me that Peter is progressing nicely and is more alert now.

“We are working with the medical staff at the hospital and are hopeful that we can get Peter transferred to Ireland to the Dublin hospital where he will be nearer his family early in the forthcoming week.”

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