Fallon weary of Walk In The Park challenge

Kieren Fallon believes Walk In The Park will be a tough nut to crack when he partners hot favourite Hurricane Run for the first time in the Budweiser Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Kieren Fallon believes Walk In The Park will be a tough nut to crack when he partners hot favourite Hurricane Run for the first time in the Budweiser Irish Derby at the Curragh.

The former champion jockey steps in for the ride as a result of Coolmore's purchase of the colt, who remains in the care of Andre Fabre.

Fallon, speaking from the Curragh last night, where he rode a treble, told At The Races: "I just hope I'm on the right one. I haven't sat on Hurricane Run before, but I have watched videos of his races.

"It's going to be tough with John Hammond's horse, Walk In The Park, in the race - he ran a great race at Epsom (where he finished runner-up to Motivator in the Vodafone Derby).

"Walk In The Park is sure to improve. I remember riding him earlier in the season and I thought he was going to get better as the year went on.

"Hurricane Run has done nothing wrong in France and his jockey, Christophe Soumillon, tells me he's a champion - I hope he's right! If he is, then he's going to be very hard to beat."

Fallon rode Gypsy King into fifth place at Epsom, and Aidan O'Brien's colt will also be in the field.

The jockey went on: "I liked `Gypsy' before he went to Epsom. I honestly thought he could win the race. He just didn't feel 100% on the day. I just wasn't happy with him and I thought he would run a better race than he did.

"He's come out of the race well and he's sure to be there or thereabouts."

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