Fallon again in top form


Irresistible Kieren Fallon reeled off a 155 to 1 four-timer at Newcastle yesterday to strengthen his grip at the top of the jockeys' table.

And only a neck reverse in the first race prevented the Clareman winning all five races for senior jockeys on the card.

The victories of The Haulier, Noufari, Be Gone and Weetman's Weigh took Fallon on to the 125 mark for the year.

The Flat season still has four months to run but barring injury or lengthy suspension Fallon looks certain to be crowned champion for the second year in succession.

His supreme skills were highlighted on the Reg Hollinshead-trained pair Noufari and Weetman's Weigh.

Noufari, a difficult customer, responded to the jockey's urgings to wear down Old Red in the Hanover Dairies Handicap.

Fallon had ridden Weetman's Weigh before and with the entire at last favourably weighted he guided home the 2 to 1 favourite by three lengths in the St Modwen Handicap.

Fallon steered The Haulier to a one and a half length defeat of Tampa Lady in the Renate Services Nursery to maintain the winning momentum of Tim Easterby.

The winner was saddled by Easterby's father Peter, who was celebrating his 69th birthday.

Be Gone pipped odds-on Pegnitz by a short-head to give Fallon's boss Henry Cecil his fourth success in a row at Newcastle.

Spy was the one that got away for Fallon. He made up ground hand over fist in the final furlong but went down by a neck to Hyphen.