Robbie McNamara has a day out at Navan

Injured jockey Robbie McNamara was at Navan yesterday to cheer on Forgotten Rules.

McNamara, who who has been in hospital with spinal injuries since suffering a bad fall in April, had ridden the Gold Cup ante-post favourite on his first ever start.

“I was in hospital this morning and getting a little bit bored,” he said. “I thought it would be nice to get a few hours away.”

McNamara, who suffered multiple fractured ribs, fractured vertebrae, internal bleeding and collapsed and punctured lungs in the fall at Wexford, was having a second day out in quick succession. He continued: “Friday I got out for a spot of lunch and it made a change from hospital food.”



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