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Sean Bowen stood down after Taunton fall

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Sean Bowen appears to have escaped serious injury after taking a nasty fall from Sheer Poetry at Taunton.

Sean Bowen appears to have escaped serious injury after taking a nasty fall from Sheer Poetry at Taunton.

The promising young jump jockey took a tumble at the fourth-last flight in the the opening race on the card, division one of the County Gazette - 'The Favourite For News' Handicap Hurdle, and was taken off his two other rides at the meeting.

"He was stood down for the day, but he's up and walking around and was chatting away to people a couple of races later," said clerk of the course Jason Loosemore.

Bowen's father, Haverfordwest-based trainer Peter, said: "They don't think he's broken anything.

"He's just badly bruised, but it's about time something was done so that people close to a jockey can ring a number and find out how they are.

"I know if they had a serious injury they would probably ring you anyway, but you need to know if they are all right.

"Sometimes they will have a big bump and it looks horrific and they might be fine, but you need to know. Hopefully he'll be all right."

Bowen is due to ride Al Co, trained by his father, in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.