Teenage jockey Kennedy in stunning win

Teenage jockey Jack Kennedy was thrown out of his saddle on Thursday

Jack Kennedy, regarded by many as the next superstar jockey of Irish national hunt racing, enhanced his burgeoning reputation with an extraordinary recovery in a beginners' chase yesterday.

However at the fourth fence, the 7-2 shot landed awkwardly, flinging the 18-year-old from the saddle.

Robin Des Mana (7/2 second favourite) was leading the field on the first lap of the 3259m race when he took one of the jumps roughly.

On board the Gordon Elliott-trained Robin Des Mana, Kennedy led the bunch over the fences but came a cropper and nearly ended up in the turf amid the hooves of the rest of the field.

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While his horse continued at full speed, Kennedy struggled to pull himself back onto his mount and looked a certainty to hit the turf.

"I just got in underneath and it shot me out of the saddle".

Robin Des Mana had lost his position, but soon found his way back to the front and got the better of a late duel with Kiera Royale to prevail by half a length.

'I was lucky the railing was there as I'd have been gone out of the race and he kept straight and that was a big help'.

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