Watch Sam Twiston-Davies' incredible recovery as he somehow slides off horse Master Tommytucker and stays on at Aintree

SAM TWISTON-DAVIES somehow managed to stay on his horse after it looked like he was about to take a nasty fall.

Incredible footage shows the jockey fly out of the saddle after a jump at Aintree this afternoon before an epic recovery.

Twiston-Davies was riding Master Tommytucker in the Marsh Steeple Chase at 3.25pm on Friday.

He looked like he lost control of the Paul Nicholls trained horse but just about clung on before regaining his seat.

He came in to finish sixth in the race but looked for all the world like he was going to be an early faller.

One social media post read: "What a sit Sam Twiston-Davies."

And another user said: "Utterly incredible from Sam Twiston-Davies."

Fakir D'oudairies ridden by Mark Walsh came home to win ahead of Nuts Well with Itchy Feet in third.

The big race of the three-day festival takes place on Saturday with the Grand National at 5.15pm.

Racing chiefs confirmed the race will go ahead as planned after the death of Prince Philip on Friday.

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The Duke of Edinburgh passed away at Windsor Castle aged 99, it was confirmed today.

Prince Philip had been an honorary member of the Jockey Club since 1947.

He regularly accompanied the Queen, a high-profile owner and breeder of top racehorses, to meets including Royal Ascot and the Epsom Derby.

Last year's Grand National was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A Jockey Club statement said: "Jockey Club Racecourses has held discussions with the British Horseracing Authority regarding the staging of Randox Grand National Day tomorrow at Aintree Racecourse.

"Following consultation with Government, we can confirm that Randox Grand National Day will go ahead on Saturday 10th April 2021.

"Following the sad news of the death of The Duke of Edinburgh a two-minute silence will be held on course ahead of the 173rd Randox Grand National, jockeys will be invited to wear black armbands and flags will be flown at half-mast at the racecourse.

"ITV will broadcast its coverage of Randox Grand National Day on its main channel as scheduled."

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