Kieren Fallon has been booked to ride Michael Owen’s Brown Panther in Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.
The Clare man takes over on the Tom Dascombe-trained runner from Richard Kingscote, who has ridden the horse on all of his previous starts.
Fallon’s agent Terry Norman said: “Kieren will be riding Brown Panther in the Leger.
“Tom rang this morning and said that he and Michael (Owen, owner) wanted Kieren to ride.
“He’s delighted to be able to ride a horse that has a good chance on the form book.”
Dascombe said that it was a difficult decision to replace Kingscote with the title chasing rider:
“It has been a very hard decision to make, but I spoke to Michael at length and it was decided on this occasion to go for a more experienced rider.”