Like father, like son: Cieren Fallon rides first winner at Leicester

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Watch how the youngster, son of six-time champion Kieren, rode his first winner at Leicester on Monday.

Fallon swoops on Plucky Dip in the final race on the card at Leicester.

Cieren Fallon claimed the first victory of his fledgling riding career as he partnered Plucky Dip to win at Leicester on Monday.

Fallon, the son of six-times champion jockey Kieren, teamed up with the John Ryan-trained 25-1 shot in the Racing Excellence “Hands And Heels” Apprentice Series Handicap over seven furlongs. His Dad was present to watch.

Having just his third ride, Fallon pushed his mount to the lead inside the final furlong and Plucky Dip kept finding to come home half a length clear of Peachey Carnehan.

Fallon, who had been runner-up in his previous two rides, told the Racing Post: "That's my third ride and it feels really good to get the first winner out of the way, as you tend to start wondering if it's going to happen. It’s a fair weight off my shoulders and now the plan will be to ride a few more winners over the autumn.”

The 19-year-old, based with William Haggas in Newmarket, added: "I've been keeping my head down and working as hard as I can. I'll keep doing that. I love what I'm doing. It would be brilliant to be as good as dad was when he was riding at his peak, but that's a really tall order.”

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