THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - First Group One For Cieren Fallon As Oxted Wins the July Cup

Published 2020/07/11

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Last year’s champion apprentice Cieren Fallon is one up on his legendary father now after the 12-1 shot Oxted (GB) (Mayson {GB}) captured the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

Coming here on the back of a win in the G3 Abernant S. over this six-furlong trip on the Rowley Mile June 5, the Roger Teal-trained 4-year-old raced close to the early pace and after being committed on the lead approaching two out stayed on to deny Sceptical (GB) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) by 1 1/4 lengths, with the 2-1 favourite Golden Horde (Ire) (Lethal Force {Ire}) a neck away in third.

Kieren Fallon never won this race throughout his illustrious career and Oxted was his son’s first group winner on his first group-race ride last month.