Hanagan facing medical check

  • Last Updated: July 30 2014, 10:10 BST

Paul Hanagan will have to pass a medical before riding at Sandown on Wednesday following a nasty fall on the opening day of Glorious Goodwood.

Paul Hanagan: Nasty fall at Goodwood
Paul Hanagan: Nasty fall at Goodwood

It has been a month to remember for the dual champion jockey after clinching both the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown aboard Mukhadram and last weekend's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Taghrooda in the colours of his boss Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.

However, the rider was brought back down to earth with a bang on the Sussex Downs as he was thrown to the turf after his mount White Nile slipped in the bet365 Summer Stakes.

Hanagan has no booked rides at Goodwood on Wednesday, but is due to get the leg up on Zerfaal at Sandown's evening fixture.

Robin Mounsey, communications manager for the British Horseracing Authority, said: "Paul was stood down for the day. He has not been sent by the racecourse to hospital, but he will have to pass a medical to ride tomorrow.

"He was X-rayed here. The jockey reported that the horse slipped."