RACING: FALLON STILL UP.(Sport)

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TOP jockeys stole the show at York yesterday with Kieren Fallon and Richard Hughes, the first two in the title race, both landing doubles and former champion Kevin Darley completing his ninth turf season century in ten seasons. The status quo was maintained with Fallon leading Hughes by 12 (131-119) thanks to a fiveand-a-half to one brace, although that seems likely to be reduced to 10 as Elusive City is set to lose two races, the horse having failed drugs tests.

The reigning champion struck first on Contraband and Prince Tum Tum with Hughes the unfortunate jockey to fill second place in both races.

His mount Parkland went down by a neck to Prince Tum Tum, the 9-4 favourite, in the Betfair.com Conditions Stakes without looking ever like getting on top.

After Lucayan Dancer had set a good pace in the early stages of the sevenfurlong contest, Prince Tum Tum was sent on by Fallon and gamely withstood Parkland's challenge. Fallon rode a tremendous waiting race in front to make all on Contraband in the EBF Classified Stakes. He dictated affairs on the evens favourite and ran out a smooth two and a half length winner from Hughes' mount Team-Mate. …