Fallon back in business with French win

Kieren Fallon returned to the big time with a Group One victory aboard Mountain High in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in France.

Kieren Fallon returned to the big time with a Group One victory aboard Mountain High in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in France.

Back in the saddle less than a month after returning from a sixth-month ban handed out by the French authorities for failing a drugs test, the six-time British champion showed he has lost none of his power in a finish.

Settled just off the pace in the early stages, Fallon asked Michael Stoute’s charge to quicken with two furlongs to run and quickly put daylight between himself and his rivals.

Odds-on favourite Mandesha was sent in pursuit by Christophe Soumillon, but the filly could never quite get on terms with the winner.

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