Shinn expects to be discharged on Wednnesday

Sydney jockey Blake Shinn said on Tuesday from his Prince of Wales hospital bed that he hopes to be discharged on Wednesday. In a message on Twitter he gave the thumbs up and thank everyone for their 'kindness and support'.

Shinn suffered a fracture of his C1 and C3 vertebra after a fall at the Randwick trials on Monday. The fractures fortunately did not require surgery, however Shinn will be in a neck brace for six week and will not be riding until some time next summer. 

He was was riding the Les Bridge trained Pacific Legend (NZ) in a trial at Randwick on Monday morning when it was reported by track officials that the saddle slipped with Shinn sent to the turf.