Isabel Tompsett is reported to be making good progress as she continues to recover from a bad fall at Fakenham last month.
Tompsett parted company with Leopold in the Aylsham Show-Bank Holiday 29th August Lady Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle.
She was initially taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, but subsequently moved to Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge.
Lisa Hancock, chief executive of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: “Isabel had an MRI scan on Thursday of this week and the results received yesterday were better than had been anticipated.
“Her mother Bridget told me today that Isabel has improved greatly in terms of her general alertness and certainly she is far more aware of what is happening around her.”
Bridget Tompsett said: “We at last have reason to be hopeful and it seems as though the three-week milestone is a bit of a turning point, just as it was with Peter Toole and Richard Hawkins.
“We are told that the Occupational Therapist team will start work with Isabel as of Monday with the aim of stimulating her further.”