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 had landed a plum 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 and never looked back, thwarting Trade Storm's late challenge by a neck.
The jockey said: "I got an easy lead and I was told beforehand that he wouldn't stop trying."
Andreas Suborics celebrated his 41st birthday with a victory on Address Unknown in the Redstone Shergar Cup Stayers.
The experienced German had ridden in the competition three times before, but this was his first success. He kept the 9-2 favourite handy before producing a strong challenge to get past long-time leader Woolfall Treasure and secure the prize by half a length.
Trainer Ian Williams said: "We won this race last year with Ile De Re, and the prize-money is very good. He ran well here before and I was hoping he might get into the Ebor, but I don't think he will - even with a penalty."
Cristian Demuro, younger brother of the more familiar Mirco, gave every impression he is a name to note for the future when poking Desert Law (11-2) just in front in the Barclays Shergar Cup Dash, beating Taajub and Ahtoug by a short head and a neck.
The 20-year-old said: "It's unbelievable - my first rides in England and in Ascot. It's so big here, in Italy it's not possible."
Probably the most useful horse in action on the day was Sun Central (2-1 favourite), who stamped his authority for James Doyle in the Titanic Belfast Shergar Cup Classic.
Trainer William Haggas said: "It's something important to support. He loves fast ground and he's by Galileo and a half-brother to George Washington and Grandera, so you can put him in the smart list. He might have just one more run this season, back here on September 8."