Fallon Drives Borderlescott To A Win In Audi

Borderlescott landed a victory with Kieren Fallon on board, as the veteran eight year old got over the line first by a half a length, at the Audi King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Kieren Fallon

Kieren Fallon

The champ of the Robin Bastiman stable had the middle of the course for his usual late run, as Group Therapy and Astrophysical Jet made their moves on the inside rail to finish in the minor placings.

It was bad luck for Liam Jones on Triple Aspect coming up to the post when the saddle slipped and he was dislodged, although gratefully uninjured.

Fallon said, ''He's been a great servant for the Bastiman family. A few different jockeys have ridden him and I was delighted to get the ride. He made it easy for me and won quite easy in the finish.

''I was stuck in behind in a bit of a pocket. I got a lucky run down the outside and he did it comfortably at the finish.

''You wouldn't think he'd had a race. He doesn't use any gas at all, he's totally switched off.

''I had to push him down to the post. Most sprinters use most of their energy even before the race.

''As soon as he gets into the gate he knows into a race and he lightens up.''

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Bastiman added, "He's just an unbelievable horse. He's eight now and you wonder when he's going to lose that dash.

"We know he's been coming to hand - he comes right this time of year and he's just getting better and better.

"He's just getting a bit older and taking a bit longer to wind up, but once he gets wound up he goes.

"He's better of the bridle. Kieren gave him a couple of smacks and he got into overdrive. Bring on the Nunthorpe now.

"I think he's better now than ever."

Sky Bet spokesperson Matt Doyle made the comment, "This is his time of year and the big question will be whether Kieren keeps the ride or Robin Bastiman stays loyal to last year's winning rider."

Jeremy Noseda said of second placed Group Therapy, "I'm delighted and he's run a huge race.

"The draw did not help, but I've no complaints and that is a lifetime best from him.

"We could have a pop at the Nunthorpe or we may take in the view that we could take in a lesser race and try to get a stakes race into him."

Ed McMahon was extremely pleased with Astrophysical Jet's third placing.

He said, "She was the first three-year-old over the line and she's run a cracking race.

"We've found her trip now and she's only been beaten three-quarters of a length by a Group One winner.

"We've got two options now, the Flying Five at the Curragh or a Group Three race at Longchamp."

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