Many years ago I would have happily backed Kieren Fallon to ride winners. Indeed I did. And he did.
Then came various controversies surrounding the jockey. The allegations he took bribes to lose races. The well known battle with booze. And some very curious rides by a jockey who was so very good in his pomp.
In recent years I have avoided rides by Fallon. Even when he was on the best horse. Indeed, especially when he was on the best horse. That policy has definitely saved me more money than I have lost.
But there is always . . .
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