CIEREN Fallon, 19-year-old son of six-time champion jockey Kieren, rode his first winner on only his third ride at Leicester on Monday. The big moment, watched by his father, came on John Ryan’s 25/1 shot Plucky Dip, who lost his pitch at one stage in the seven-furlong apprentices’ handicap but came again to lead inside the final furlong and beat Peachey Carnehan by half a length.

Fallon junior could hardly be better bred for the job as his mother Julie Bowker, formerly married to Kieren, was also a successful rider.