Kieren Fallon could be left without a ride in Saturday’s Epsom Derby after a sensational turn of events on Thursday afternoon saw him return to the High Court in London.
The Irish born jockey is fighting a legal bid aimed at preventing him from taking the mount on second favourite Recital, in Saturday’s classic. On Monday, Fallon announced that he was riding the Monyjeu colt for Aidan O’Brien, in preference to 2000 Guineas third, Native Khan. The latter is trained by Ed Dunlop and owned by Turkish man, Ibrahim Araci.
The latter, alleges Fallon had signed a written agreement to ride his colt at Epsom. Fallon denies breach of contract.
A ruling is expected on Friday morning.