Fal­lon’s son Cieren is off to Aus­tralia to ride for Hayes

The Racing Paper - - Feature - Dave Youg­man with his weekly re­port from New­mar­ket

ON MON­DAY I had the plea­sure of at­tend­ing the racing at Plump­ton and it was won­der­ful to be there to see KALASH­NIKOV win by 18 lengths for New­mar­ket trainer Amy Mur­phy.

He will run next on De­cem­ber 27 at Kemp­ton in the Way­ward Lad chase. He is a fine prospect but stiffer op­po­si­tion await when he is upped in class.

CIEREN Fal­lon junior, son of for­mer cham­pion Kieren, is win­ter­ing in Aus­tralia with trainer David Hayes.

Cieren is ap­pren­ticed here at HQ with trainer Wil­liam Hag­gas and Wil­liam felt a spell away in Aus­tralia would be good ex­pe­ri­ence for his young rider.

He will be back early March in time to ride work on the New­mar­ket gal­lops and con­tinue his learn­ing for the new sea­son.

WE will all be pleased to see Lester Pig­gott back here at New­mar­ket with his daugh­ter Mau­reen at Somerville Lodge.

Sadly, he has had to spend time in hos­pi­tal this week in Lon­don. Mau­reen re­ports Lester to be in good spir­its and hopes to have him home soon. It is al­ways lovely talk­ing with him when­ever I see him at the yard.

JOHN Gos­den gives a sec­ond run to Frankel colt NEW KING at Wolver­hamp­ton at 5.45 this evening un­der Rob Havlin for Qatar Racing. He has come on well for his first run when he fin­ished fourth un­der a nice con­sid­er­ate ride.

Hopes are high he can step for­ward again and run well to­day for the Clare­haven yard.

CASANOVER has also pro­gressed very well for his re­cent in­tro­duc­tory race and will have one more run this win­ter be­fore be­ing put away for the turf sea­son.

HQ trainer Mark Tomp­kins was sad to hear his for­mer sta­ble stal­wart SMOKEY OAKEY had to be put down this week at the age of 14. He in­jured him­self in his sta­ble at the East Park Rid­ing Es­tab­lish­ment near Ling­field where he was in re­tire­ment.

He landed the Lin­coln Hand­i­cap and the Brigadier Ger­ard Stakes in 2008 when owned by Dame Judi Dench.

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