UPDATE: Jockey’s family “encouraged” with progress

Female jockey Isabel Tompsett continues to make slow progress as she recovers in hospital from her bad fall at Fakenham earlier this month.

Tompsett fell at the Aylsham Show-Bank Holiday 29th August Lady Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle and remains unconscious in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

She is reportedly less reliant on a ventilator and is responding to simple commands.

In a statement released by the Injured Jockeys' Fund, Tompsett's mother, Bridget, said: 'We are encouraged with the progress that Isabel is showing, thanks to Dalham Hall Stud we now have a base in Newmarket which will make a big difference as and we come and go from Addenbrooke's each day.

'The IJF (Injured Jockeys' Fund) continues to offer us fantastic support that we just weren't expecting and my other daughter Holly and I are keeping a scrapbook of all the messages of goodwill that we are receiving for Isabel.'

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