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Grand National-winning rider Ryan Mania hopes to leave hospital today, after he has a precautionary MRI scan following his crashing fall at Hexham.
Mania, 23, was taken by air ambulance to hospital in Newcastle when he fell on his return to action after winning the National on the Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore at Aintree on Saturday.
The Scotsman was linking up once again with Bingley-based Smith in the St John Lee Handicap Hurdle.
However, his mount Stagecoach Jasper came down early on the final circuit. Some 25 minutes after the race Mania was still being treated on the track by doctors.
There was a delay to racing following the arrival of the air ambulance.
Mania was conscious following the fall and was put into the air ambulance on a spinal board before being taken to Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary for further assessment.
He tweeted last night: ``Thanks so much for all the messages. I'm grand. Staying in hospital to get another scan tomorrow then should be home. #highsandlows.''
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