Saturday 24 March 2018

Kieren Fallon misses Fairyhouse rides following gallops fall

Kieren Fallon
Kieren Fallon

Michael O'Callaghan is hoping Kieren Fallon will make a quick return to action following a fall on the gallops on Wednesday morning.

Fallon primarily rides for the Curragh handler and was due to partner two runners for the trainer at Fairyhouse on Wednesday evening, as well as three mounts for other yards.

However, Fallon was forced to miss the meeting after a fall on the gallops.

O'Callaghan said: "Kieren took a fall on last lot this morning. He got a slap off the ground, and fingers crossed it doesn't take him too long to return.

"He's 51 now and hits the ground a bit harder than he used to."

His first intended mount, Bainne, blew away her rivals in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter And Facebook Claiming Race.

Michael O'Callaghan's 6-4 favourite looked to be stuck in a pocket at the two-furlong pole, but once Colin Keane extricated him from that, she bounded clear to beat My Painter by four and a quarter lengths.

O'Callaghan said: "She (Bainne) won well, although it was a big drop in class. She likes to get into plenty of trouble, and Colin burst through a gap. I thought she wasn't going to get through for a while but she quickened up well and needs to come between horses.

"I think claimers are a good idea, and if there was one every week I'd have a runner."

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