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Cieren Fallon to step up for Qatar Racing | Racing Information

Cieren Fallon will take over as Qatar Racing’s primary rider throughout Oisin Murphy’s 14-month absence from the saddle.

Rising star Fallon was appointed understudy to the three-times champion Murphy for Sheikh Fahad’s organisation in August 2020.

On Tuesday, an impartial judicial panel dominated that Murphy can be ineligible to reapply for his driving licence till February 16, 2023.

The panel additionally imposed a advantageous of £31,111 after he admitted to deceptive the British Horseracing Authority, contravening coronavirus protocols and appearing in a fashion prejudicial to the game’s repute.

Sheikh Fahad has now handed the son of six-times British champion jockey Kieren Fallon the highest job.

Fallon junior gained his first Royal Ascot success final summer season aboard the Roger Teal-trained Oxted within the King’s Stand Stakes.

He additionally partnered the identical horse to Group One July Cup glory at Newmarket in 2020, and might now additionally sit up for some plum rides for Qatar Racing this season.

Sheikh Fahad has left the door open for Murphy to return as soon as his licence is restored, nevertheless.

Qatar Racing issued a press release backing Murphy and confirming Fallon’s appointment.

It learn: “Qatar Racing respects the findings of the BHA impartial judicial panel.

“This era will present Oisin with additional time to proceed his rehabilitation which Qatar Racing absolutely helps.

“We, and the entire sport, sit up for him returning to the racecourse.

“Within the meantime, Oisin will stay on the Qatar Racing workforce and Cieren Fallon will take over and journey as Qatar Racing’s first jockey till Oisin returns.”

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