Racing: July ban for Fallon

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KIEREN FALLON will miss the final two days of the July Meeting at Newmarket after picking up a three-day ban for careless riding at the Curragh yesterday.

Fallon rode Memorise to victory for Henry Cecil in the concluding Curragh Cup, but the two-length conqueror of Stage Affair drifted across the runner- up inside the final furlong.

Although the stewards allowed Memorise to keep the race, they suspended Fallon for three days, 8-10 July, meaning he will miss the Wednesday and Thursday of the July fixture.

Fallon will not contest the ban. "There wasn't much I could do but I did my best to keep the horse straight," he said. "The stewards here are very fair and they have a job to do and had a difficult decision to make. I won't be thinking about an appeal because appeals don't normally work in your favour."

n Silver Patriarch was a disappointing odds-on favourite when fourth to Fragrant Mix in yesterday's Grand Prix de St-Cloud. Peter Chapple-Hyam's Romanov was second.