04/12/2011 9:10AM

Aqueduct jockey Cohen out 3 to 4 weeks with leg fracture

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OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Jockey David Cohen will be out of action three to four weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg, agent Bill Castle said.

Cohen, the second-leading rider during Aqueduct’s inner-track meet and third at the current main track stand, had two ontrack incidents in the past month involving his right leg. On March 10, he was kicked in the calf after his mount, Talented Princess, unseated him coming out of the starting gate at Aqueduct. Cohen missed more than a week of action at that time.

Last Friday, Cohen again injured his right leg when his mount, A Wink and a Smile, acted up in the gate and unseated him. Cohen took off the remainder of that day’s card, but returned to ride Saturday, a card on which he went 1 for 8 and finished second aboard Her Smile in the Grade 3 Comely Stakes. Cohen took off his mounts on Sunday.

In 2010, his first full year riding on the New York Racing Association circuit, Cohen was the second-leading rider behind Eclipse Award winner Ramon Dominguez with 180 wins from 1058 mounts. For the second straight inner-track meet, Cohen rode winners at a 23 percent clip (82 for 346) and finished second in the standings to Dominguez.

Since Aqueduct’s main track opened, Cohen has ridden 10 winners from 46 mounts, third behind Cornelio Velasquez and Dominguez.

Cohen, 26, will ride at the Belmont Park meeting that begins on April 29.

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