Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fallon Set to Appeal against Race Ban

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Fallon Set to Appeal against Race Ban

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KIEREN FALLON plans to appeal against the 10-day suspension which rules him out of the two-day Guineas meeting at Newmarket.

The six-times champion jockey was found guilty of not riding to the finish aboard Sukhothai in the Racing At skysports.com Handicap at Kempton on Wednesday night.

The James Fanshawetrained three-year-old finished third, a short head behind runner-up Watered Silk.

Fallon is set to be sidelined between April 27 and May 6 - and while he plans to appeal, he does not expect the decision to be reversed.

After guiding Qipco 2000 Guineas hope Native Khan to a comeback victory in the Breeze Up Vendors Craven Stakes at Newmarket, the jockey said: "I am going to appeal anyway but I will not hold my breath.

"I would like to ride Native Khan here, but there are plenty of other good jockeys around.

"The rules are the rules and I was doing my best. I think the second horse would have got me anyway."

? PETER TOOLE is no longer in a medically-induced coma as he continues to recover from his fall at Aintree on Grand National day. …

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