Saturday, 7th June
Toms Racing Tips
Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring Horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.
Kieren Fallon Epsom Derby Profile
A winning jockey of the Epsom Derby on three occasions, Kieren has in recent years has had more ups and downs than a yo-yo. Having won the jockey championship for most of the last decade it is some of the off course activities and injuries which has caused him much stress. Every time something surfaces Kieren just keeps bouncing back and proves he is true champion and one who should be certainly looked at in the Epsom Derby Odds.
It all started with his first winning ride at Navan in 1984, Kieren Fallon has developed into the one of the finest jockeys in the modern racing world. In 1998 Fallon moved to Britain and began to ride for Jimmy Fitzgerald, riding his first British winner shortly after at Thirsk on Evichstar. The Success achieved with subsequent moves to Lynda Ramsden, Henry Cecil and Michael Stoute's stables doesn't look like ending for a long time to come.
The combination of Fallon and Cecil, which began in 1997, was to prove one of the most successful partnerships in UK turf racing history. Fallon became champion jockey in his first season with Cecil, with 202 winners including classic success on Sleepytime in the 1000 Guineas and Reams of Verse in the Oaks. The following two and a half years were to witness similar success with Fallon retaining the championship in 1998 with 204 winners and 1999 with 202 successful rides. Despite winning the Oaks and Derby in 1999, Fallon was sensationally axed by Henry Cecil. Since taking over at the main jockey under Michael Stoute, Fallon has continued his fine form winning every big race on offer.
Kieren Fallon is undoubtedly one of the finest jockeys on the modern circuit and is always the one to watch in a close finish. Great mental strength and patience combined with natural talent can provide Fallon with every chance of further success in the Epsom Derby Betting for as long as he maintains his winners drive and ambition.