One of the emerging stars of the National Hunt scene, Cooper shot into the limelight when riding three winners at the Cheltenham Festival, while he was also on target with First Lieutenant at the Grand National meeting at Aintree. The young rider was partnering the Tony Martin-trained Tepalo in Monday’s Weatherbys Beginners Chase when he came to grief. Bryan Cooper is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed the leading Irish jockey broke his leg in a fall at Down Royal on Monday. Press Association Cooper’s agent, Alan Donoghue, said: “He’s broken his left femur and it’s a clean break. It’s a bad injury. “Nobody has put a timescale on how long he’s going to be out for yet. He’s going to have an operation later this morning, but you’d imagine it will be a good couple of months. “It’s unfortunate but that’s racing. There are ups and downs.”
Chloe and Sam Magee are presently taking on a Polish pairing into the Mixed Doubles Quarter-final.Scott Evans also remains unbeaten as he targets a medal in his Men’s Singles Quarter-final against Emil Holst of Denmark.Later this afternoon, Sam & Josh Magee will look to improve on their bronze medal as they face a Russian pair in the Men’s Doubles Semi-finals. The London Olympic hero will have to overcome the home town favourite in her Lightweight semi-final as she goes up against Yana Alekseevna of Azerbaijan.Lightweight Sean McComb and Middleweight Michael O’Reilly are also involved in semi-finals this morning as they look to improve the squad’s medal haul.The Irish badminton squad are also making waves in Baku this week.