Kieren Fallon excited to be riding in Leger Legends

Kieren Fallon is enthusiastic about riding at Doncaster on Wednesday, on precisely the identical card since his son, Cieren.
The six-times champion jockey makes his return to the saddle at the Mondialiste Leger Legends race on board Nigel Tinkler’s Kilbaha Lady.
The likes of Charlie Swan, Mick Kinane, Joseph O’Brien and Sir Anthony McCoy have been to the roll of honor and Fallon, famed for his screenplay, would really like to add his own name to the record.
Fallon retired in 2016, but has been keeping his eye in by riding out on Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor. He is due to take part in a similar event in the Curragh on Sunday – the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland.
While looking forward to his return it’s the possibility of sharing the room along with his champion son that Fallon is most pleased about.
Fallon said:”Clearly I am anticipating the race, but I never once thought I’d find the chance to ride on the exact same card as Cieren jnr, therefore I am very enthusiastic about being able to accomplish that. He’s been telling me that I should come out of retirement!
“Also I’m looking forward to Sunday and moving back over to Ireland for a cause that’s very rewarding. This is far from a warm-up.
“It’d be great if we can both ride a winner about the exact same day, that could be something to treasure.”
Fallon jnr includes a ride for Tinkler about the opening day of the William Hill St Leger Festival after being booked to partner Roundhay Park at the concluding Parkes Bros Roofing Contractors Handicap.
The Fallon-Tinkler relationship goes a very long way with Julie Fallon, ex-wife of Kieren and mom of Cieren back, working for the coach previously.
Tinkler stated:”Kieren looks as fit now as if he had been riding – he looks in fantastic form.
“I am delighted to get him riding for us as he’s ridden a good couple champions for us previously and his wife rode for ustoo.
“Kilbaha Lady conducted well at Newcastle last time to finish second and she seems well . Hopefully she belongs to Doncaster having a good each-way chance.”
Of Fallon jnr, the coach added:”He’s got a different style for his father, but he’s certainly a very good rider.
“This will be his first ride for me and that I expect he’s got a great chance. Roundhay Park has been somewhat disappointing this year, but in exactly the same time he has run some excellent races without winning.”
Noel Fehily rides distance and course winner Hammer Gun for trainer Derek Shaw. Fehily retired after a stellar career, where he rode over 1,000 National Hunt champions – like in also the Champion Hurdle and the King George VI Chase in March.
Fehily said:”I’m excited about getting back in the saddle. The horse gets some decent form to his title and he’s a route a space winner, so he’ll run well – I just expect the jockey does not blow up.
“I would be quite keen to win it. It will be good fun and it’s for a fantastic reason, but we’re all aggressive at the conclusion of the day and now I am sure we will all be doing our best to come out at the top.”
Andrew Thornton is currently hoping to time his campaign better on Les Eyre’s Detachment 12 weeks ago also has helped organise the Leger Legends races.
The Gold Cup-winning jockey partners exactly the identical coach’s Valley Of Fire on Wednesday – a winner in his appearance at Redcar.
“It’d certainly be wonderful to go one better than a year ago,” said Thornton.
“I will try to remember that the furlong marker is not the winning post this season!
“it is a fantastic line-up and as I’m sure it will be very competitive. It will be a fantastic moment.”
Although jockey turned award-winning Luke Harvey partners Richard Fahey’s Windsor Cross grand National-winning jockey Timmy Murphy is on board John Quinn’s Ascot Week.
Two Trainers are saddled by fahey, with Sammy Jo Bell on-board Dubai Acclaim for her boss.
Ollie Pears trains and rides Placebo Effect, while Brian Harding – winner of the race two decades ago – is about Tim Easterby’s One To Go.
The field of 16 runners can be performed by Destroyer (Colin Bolger), Dream Walker (Jamie Mackay), Elusive Heights (Gary Bardwell), Kannapolis (Barry Keniry), Poet’s Pride (Charlie Poste), Sands Chorus (Victoria Smith), Whatwouldyouknow (Derek McGaffin) along with Flying Dragon (Adrian Nicholls).

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