Fallon in for a Pound

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Kieren Fallon broke his duck at rainy Brighton yesterday when Golden Pound took the Tote Credit Sprint Handicap. The season's leading jockey, who last rode at the seaside track five years ago without a winner, said: "After a huge traffic jam on the M25 coming here it may be five years until I come back again!"

Golden Pound, the 9-4 favourite, led two furlongs out and won by three quarters of a length from Ivory's Grab Hire.

Gay Kelleway, who trains the winner, said: "He will go for the Great St Wilfrid Handicap at Ripon a week on Saturday now - a race I won last year with Samwar. He spent four months in his box after losing half of his off hind hoof.

"He got an infection in it and his vet dug it out and cured it. Weight has beaten him in his last three runs but he shouldn't get too much for this win.

"I fancied him today, but I took a zero off my bet when I saw the rain coming down."

Dane O'Neill scored a near 23-1 double on Colour Counsellor and Homestead. The first -named, a grey, won by six lengths from Runic Symbol.

O'Neill secured his brace on Homestead in the closing Edburton Maiden Handicap, beating Ed's Folly by three and a half lengths.

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