Monday 27 February 2017

Fallon Guineas woe despite partial appeal success

Kieren Fallon. Photo: Getty Images
Kieren Fallon. Photo: Getty Images

Kieren Fallon will miss the Guineas meeting at Newmarket later this month - despite being partially successful in his appeal against a 10-day riding suspension.

The jockey was originally sidelined between April 27-May 6 after the local stewards found him guilty of not riding out to the winning line aboard Sukhothai in a handicap at Kempton on April 13.



Fallon had his appeal heard at British Horseracing Authority headquarters this morning and although the disciplinary panel downgraded his suspension from 10 days to seven, he will be banned from April 27-May 3.



The news confirms Fallon misses the ride on Ed Dunlop's big Qipco 2000 Guineas hope Native Khan, whom he guided to an impressive comeback victory in the Craven Stakes.



Speaking on his Twitter page, BHA head of communications Paul Struthers confirmed: "Appeal upheld in part - downgraded to 'could' have been placed 2nd.



"Suspension down as a result from 10 days to 7, 27th to 3rd."



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