Kieren Fallon has gone over to America to team up with trainer Wesley Ward as the team fine tune their final horses that will running at the Breeders Cup meeting at the start of November.
The six time champion jockey has sat on Ward's stable stars Campanelle and Golden Pal on multiple occassions with his interaction with the horses ahead of Royal Ascot being the reason he has asked the superb ex-rider to be a part of his team again with both of those horses performing to a great standard in the summer.
The Breeders Cup meeting this season will be held at Ward's home track of Keeneland racecourse in Kentucky and the trainer is over the moon that the experienced horseman could come over to help with his runners ahead of the feature race-day.
(Credit ATR) Ward said: “Kieren has come over to join is, which we’re all excited about.
“He’s going to help us take Campanelle and Golden Pal into the Breeders’ Cup.”
The two horses that will be the most watched from the yard are the unbeaten Campanelle and Golden Pal who was a narrow loser at Royal Ascot.
Campanelle has been the shining light for the yard this season and the juvenile made her debut at Gulfstream on firm ground and went on to bolt up in a decent field and unlike previous seasons she was one of few Ward runners to get off the mark at the first time of asking.
She was then sent to Royal Ascot in the Group Two Queen Mary Stakes over five furlongs and beat a solid field of runners and the form has since been franked with second, third, fourth and fifth all running credible races since.
She aswell franked the form of that race when landing the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville on her last start, with her showing her versatility on heavy ground, beating another smart field.
Ward considered a return to Britain for last month’s Cheveley Park Stakes, but decided to wait for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies’ Turf instead.
He said: “Campanelle is doing great. She’s had some really nice breezes – she actually breezed this past Sunday on the turf and had a really nice workout.”
Golden Pal is another likeable sprinter for the yard having been unleashed to British viewers when finishing an extremely close second in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, just being beat by the Michael Bell trained The Lir Jet.
He was set for the Nunthorpe after that event but instead was kept in America where he has since gone on to land a Stakes contest in taking style and he will be heading for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint.
Ward said: “I figured it was better to train him right into the race. As good as he is, I didn’t think he needed a prep.“He’s training fantastic right now.”