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Jeff Lloyd fall overshadows Manaya win

A fall involving premier jockey Jeff Lloyd overshadowed the brilliant win of Manaya in the Rod Kemp Handicap (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

Lloyd was tossed from the favourite Shala ($2.05) after about 200m and was galloped over by several horses.

The three times Brisbane premier jockey was able to walk back to scale and asked to go straight to the ice bath.

“I am a bit sore. The ice bath will help,” Lloyd said.

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However, stewards ordered he stand down from his remaining rides for the day.

Manaya, a stakes winner as a two-year-old, returned to her best winning by 4-1/4 lengths to justify trainer Michael Costa’s decision to stay in Brisbane instead of heading to Sydney on Saturday.

“We drew poorly in Sydney and this was a better option,” Costa said.

“At her first run from a spell she got shunted out the back and wanted to over race. Things went better today.”

Costa said Manaya would continue to race in Brisbane in an effort to build up her rating for the winter carnival.

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