Watch jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall at Wincanton

Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.

In what was reportedly the young amateur's first ride over fences, he was unseated before the jump and turned a full somersault after hitting the top of it. But he got up and walked away from the fall, with the horse also uninjured.

Ferguson, 18, said he had a "bit of a sore head but on the whole was absolutely fine."

Eight-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls said the jockey was back riding out at his stables on Thursday morning, 14 hours after the "horror fall".

Wincanton clerk of the course Barry Johnson called it the worst fall he had ever seen.

"He walked into the parade ring and was chatting away as if nothing had happened, calm as you like. It was amazing, I've never seen anything like it," said Johnson.

The race at the Somerset course was won by 4-1 chance Coombe Hill.

Pictures courtesy of Racing UK.

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