Kieren Fallon believes he helped Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum make his mind up about dropping the jockey, after Afsare failed to enter the stalls.
It was announced on Wednesday that Fallon would no longer by riding for the Sheikh, whose horses are trained by Luca Cumani.
Fallon believes that it was Afsare’s reluctance to race at Goodwood and the defeat of Danadana that cost him in the end.
“Nobody said anything to me,” Fallon said. “But I suspect it’s over Afsare and Danadana. At Goodwood, Afsare didn’t have his Monty Roberts head collar, and at Sandown, Danadana didn’t like the ground.”
Despite Fallon being sacked by Sheikh Obaid, he will continue to ride for Luca Cumani as Obaid only owns a quarter of Cumanis string.
“I’m still riding for Luca, ” Fallon confirmed.