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Exciting times lie ahead for Cieren


RISING star of the weighing room Cieren Fallon has already given himself plenty to think about in 2020.

The son of six-time champion Kieren arrived back from a three-month stint in America – and since then, has claimed top honours in a one-off riding competitio­n in Italy, chalked up his first winner back in Britain and changed agents.

While the delayed domestic Flat season is not set to start until May at the earliest, amid the escalating coronaviru­s outbreak, last season’s champion apprentice can look forward to a trip back to America – having impressed trainer Christophe Clement during his first visit.

Fallon, 20 (right) said: “Going to America just helped me tighten up my riding a bit near the back-end of my claim. I had two rides out there, and finished second and third.

“The thing I learnt was riding to the clock and getting that in my head. We did a lot of gate work out there as well, which should help me be sharper away in sprints. “I would be doing between six to eight lots every day, instead of three or four over here during a quiet time. It was pretty busy, but that is how I like to be.” The associatio­n with Clement is one that is set to continue.

Fallon added: “We got on very well, and he has offered me a job out there again next winter, which is great.

“Next time I’m there, I will look to stay four or five months and not head back so early, along with getting more rides.”

No sooner had Fallon stepped foot back on home shores was he on the plane again – this time representi­ng Great Britain in the Ribot Cup at Pisa, thanks to a little help from his boss, leading Newmarket trainer William Haggas.

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