It’s Boom time for Fallon
Saturday 11 August 2012
Kieren Fallon franked his reputation as one of the world's finest jockeys with a virtuoso performance aboard Boom And Bust in the Les Ambassadeurs Casino Shergar Cup Mile at Ascot.
The captain of the Great Britain and Ireland side in the team riding competition had landed a plum opening mount on Marcus Tregoning's 3-1 favourite, who looked to be returning to his best last time at Goodwood.
He was soon pushed to the front by Fallon and never looked back, thwarting the late challenge of Trade Storm by a neck.
"I got an easy lead and I was told beforehand that he wouldn't stop trying. It's a good start," said Fallon.
Tregoning said: "He gets on well with Hayley Turner, but Kieren was a great substitute. The horse is entered in a few big handicaps, so we'll have to have a think."
Because of a quirk in the scoring, even though the Rest of the World's Stevie Thunder was withdrawn at the start, they went into the lead over Fallon's side 19-18.