Rosehill winner provides much-needed boost for Scone trainer Brett Cavanough

Brett Cavanough. Picture: Muswellbrook Race Club
Brett Cavanough. Picture: Muswellbrook Race Club

BRETT Cavanough-trained Eiger provided a bright note for his stable at the weekend after a traumatic few days following the fall of Jack Cavanough at Scone on Wednesday.

Eiger claimed the Class 3 Highway Plate (1500m) at Rosehill on Saturday under a top ride from Jason Collett.

The win came as Cavanough's son continued his recovery from a trackwork fall on his home course.

Jack was flown to John Hunter Hospital, where scans revealed a bleed on his brain.

His condition has improved and he was up walking and talking on Friday.

Asked after the win about the trying time for his family, Cavanough told Sky Thoroughbred Central: "You're not wrong, mate, but anyway, that's something."

The focus at Rosehill was on a fall in the opening race.

Danny Williams-trained colt Hot 'N' Hazy and jockey Andrew Adkins fell near the 300m mark after contact from the Hugh Bowman-ridden winner Smart Image.

Hot 'N' Hazy had a catastrophic injury to its near-foreleg and was euthanised.

Adkins broke his tibia and fibula, seven ribs and his clavicle.

Racing NSW said on Sunday that Adkins had successful surgery to put a rod in his tibia and a plate on his clavicle.

He has also had a drain out in his chest due to a collapsed lung.