The hind legs of Formal Decree appeared to slip as he rounded a turn. On falling he brought down the runner directly behind him and badly hampered the two held up at the back. On first look it seemed a horiffic incident but Detorri got up and amazingly walk away and didn’t look to be hurt. I don’t know how the horses involved fair but it looked that Formal Decree would have injured himself and maybe badly.<br>Incidently McEvoy won on Stage Gift Godolphin’s other runner.
I didn’t see the incident although I saw the result on France-Galop and noted that there had been a fall. I can’t recall Dettori, or any other British jockey, falling at Longchamp in the recent past. Good to hear that all seemed to survive.
(Edited by Longchamp Lad at 8:37 pm on June 14, 2007)