By Scott Burton 12:33PM 14 NOV 2016
JAMES REVELEY’s brilliant season in France has come to an unfortunate end after the championship leader suffered broken bones in his ankle and his foot when falling from Device in Sunday’s Prix Renaud du Vivier at Auteuil.
Reveley is on 84 winners for the year but will take no further part in the campaign after having the injury pinned at the Ambroise-Pare Hospital in Paris.
Reveley said: “It is quite messed up. The bone round the ankle got pushed down onto several bones in the foot. I had it x-rayed and scanned last night and they have pinned the bones. I have to go back in 10 days to have it re-x-rayed. It looks like it will be two months in a cast and then rehab after that.”
The French championship is decided on the calendar year and with David Cottin – his nearest pursuer – also on the sidelines, the chances of Reveley being overhauled are slim.
“Obviously I have thought about it and I can’t see it happening,” said Reveley. “Kevin Nabet would need to ride something like 36 winners in a month and a half.”
Reveley is aiming to be the first British-born winner of the Cravache d’Or since the award was inaugurated in 1958.