Fallon On The Move – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad
Jockey Kieren Fallon is finally laying down some groundwork to regain his Champion Jockey title with two wins at Wolverhampton on Monday 30th March. Trainers Dunlop and Channon are no doubt delighted that this legend of the sport has chosen to take the first steps towards reigniting his career on their charges.
Fallon, who was banned from racing for eighteen months from January 2008 to September 4th 2009, has been fighting to regain his status as one of the most prodigious jockeys of all time. Only days before arriving in Wolverhampton he was riding in the Dubai World Cup, sadly a winner remained elusive.
At Wolverhampton, however, Fallon seemed back to true form winning two of his three entries. He raced to an impressive 2 ¼ lengths win on Red Gulch in the Dine In The Horizons Restaurant Maiden Stakes; then repeated his success in the last race of the day, the Sponsor A Race By Calling 01902 390000 Handicap, on Il Portico, defeating Port Hill by a nose length.
These are important steps for Fallon, who was awarded the Champion Jockey Trophy six times between 1997 and 2006. Before his suspension, Fallon was a regular jockey at the biggest and most prestigious races in the UK and France; however, the lack of glitz has not kept him from giving brilliant performances at smaller racecourses like Wolverhampton – it is simply another step in the right direction and Fallon gives his all not matter what the location. No stranger to controversy and comebacks, Fallon has his sights set on reclaiming his title and former status and is going strong. Considering his stellar career up to his suspension – including three wins at the Epsom Derby – all Fallon needs is a chance to prove that he still has the skill that allowed him to rise to earlier heights of fame; a chance which he has taken full advantage of at Wolverhampton.