Jump For Dough sadly lost his life at Aintree this afternoon, fracturing his cannon on the approach to the fifth last.
A tough and talented young horse he had his future in front of him and it is a dreadful loss for his sporting owners who adored and were there to watch him.
Thomas who rides him each day at home broke his collarbone in the fall and will be sidelined for three weeks.
The advantage of using our own jockeys who ride out each day at home is that they get to know each horse and in Jump For Dough's case, Thomas took great pride in producing him to the minute and building a great relationship. It has hit the whole yard and each owner but no one more than Dough's young jockey.
Void D'Eau jumped well on his step up in class and although outpaced this was a solid run. The plan is to return to Aintree for the Grand Sefton in December.