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Ray Cochrane looks set to remain on the sidelines for the foreseeable future, he revealed today.

The jockey aggravated the back injury he suffered in a plane crash on June 1st - as well as injuring his face and neck - in a fall after racing at Salisbury in August.

Cochrane has not ridden since and missed the chance of a Classic winner when Arctic Owl, whom he has partnered in the past, won the Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

Cochrane said: 'Nothing has changed I`m afraid.

'I went jogging yesterday morning and I`m pretty sore today - it`s just going to take time.

'I`ve got a lady who looks after my back in Cambridge but there is no point in going to her while it`s still sore, there`s nothing she can do.

'Basically it`s the injury I got in the plane crash and I`ve had two falls on the same point since.

'It`s a pain when you miss a Classic winner but what can you do?'

Cochrane returned to action on July 21st after recovering from the crash at Newmarket thatclaimed the life of pilot Patrick Mackey.

He took a fall the following day, suffering mild concussion, but was back in the saddle four days later.