UPDATE: Jockey Isabel Tompsett is now breathing independently

Jockey Isabel Tompsett is now breathing independently as she continues to recover from a bad fall at Fakenham Racecourse last month.

The Injured Jockeys Fund reported this afternoon that Tompsett, 28, is continuing to make slow but steady progress.

She is being treated at the neurology ward at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, following her fall in the Aylsham Show-Bank Holiday 29th August Lady Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle.

Lisa Hancock, chief executive of the Injured Jockeys Fund, said: 'Isabel is now breathing independently and is able to respond to simple commands from her family.

'Whilst there is obviously a long road ahead for her, every day is a step in the right direction.'

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