Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fallon - Saint and Sinner

Whatever you may think about Kieren Fallon, two things can go undisputed.

Firstly, he's an exceptional jockey. In my opinion his record around Epsom is bettered only by Lester Piggott.

Secondly, he's already had his fair share of scrapes. Years ago in a Coral shop in Plymouth I remember watching him ride a close finish and then drag the other jockey from his mount just after the horses had past the winning post. I'd never seen anything like it at the time and still haven't to this day.

Whatever the outcome of the charges brought against him, racing will need to remember that he should be presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

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