Hat-trick-winning Fallon awaits appeal decision

Kieren Fallon landed his first winners since being banned from riding in Britain as he notched a 4.4-1 treble at Naas on Wednesday night.

Kieren Fallon landed his first winners since being banned from riding in Britain as he notched a 4.4-1 treble at Naas on Wednesday night.

The British Horseracing Regulatory Authority last week barred Fallon from riding in the UK after he was charged as part of a City of London Police investigation into alleged race-fixing.

However, Fallon is due to find out later today whether his appeal against that decision has been successful when his hearing, which was adjourned at 9pm last night, resumes.

Licensed by the Irish Turf Club, Fallon is still allowed to ride here and in other countries and he advertised his skills in fine fashion at Naas.

He opened with success on the David Wachman-trained Flamingo Guitar in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF (Fillies) Maiden.

Fallon took up a prominent position on the 4-6 favourite and she kept on well to prevail by a length and three-quarters from Gist.

The rider then added to his tally when delivering Aidan O’Brien’s Hitchcock (4-5 favourite) with a perfectly-timed run in the Brophy Farrell Real Estate Alliance Handicap.

Fallon completed his treble when partnering Savannah (4-5 favourite) in the www.tote.ie Maiden.

He produced a typically strong drive aboard the Sadler’s Wells colt to also notch a double for O'Brien.

“It’s been a great day – just what we needed,” Fallon said.

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