SIX months after a racing accident left him unable to walk, Cieren Fallon makes an eye-catching visit to Redcar as the seaside track finally gets its 2024 season underway tomorrow (Thursday).

Redcar’s first two meetings of the year had to be abandoned due to bad weather, and the champion apprentice of 2019 and 2020 looks to have a solid chance of making his long trip north pay after emerging from extensive rehabilitation “in the shape of his life”.

It followed an agonising incident at Newcastle last November in which his mount, Persian Blue, burst out of the stalls, leaving him with damaged knee ligaments and the tendon pulled from his ankle bone.

The 24-year-old has returned to embark on a new freelance career and the pick of his three rides sees him teaming up with Wiltshire trainer Brian Meehan, who has a rare Redcar runner with Intertwined in the Join Racing TV Restricted Novice Stakes over seven furlongs.

The filly showed plenty of promise on her debut at Newbury in April, finishing well to be third once the penny dropped.

Group 1 winning rider Sean Kirrane is a new addition to Michael Dods’ team of jockeys this year, and the combination could be smiling with Happy Helen in Redcar’s 2024 opener, The Racing TV Club Day Here Today Handicap.

Frank Lowe’s Golden Horn filly had three runs at two, getting better with each experience, and finishing fourth on her final run at Thirsk last August. She was put away after that and there’s every chance she could progress as a three-year-old.

The following Download The Raceday Ready App Fillies’ Novice Stakes looks to be at the mercy of Roger Varian’s Not Real. The Kodiac filly started a strong favourite on her debut at Kempton in April and just failed by a nose. Jack Mitchell comes up to Redcar for a single ride.

Seven-pound claimer Lewis Chalkley rode only his second career winner on Mick and David Easterby’s King of the Jungle on heavy going at Catterick a month ago, and the combination will be well fancied to be a roaring success again in the Racing TV Profits Returned To Racing Handicap.

Newmarket raider No Surrender, trained by Ed Dunlop, performed consistently in three starts last season, with a Leicester win sandwiched in between a third and second at Chelmsford and Kempton. He’ll be a leading contender to keep up the good work under Jason Hart in the Every Race Live On Racing TV Handicap.

The concluding Watch Race Replays At Handicap looks set up for Archie Watson’s Lambourn raider, Chiefman, ridden by Joshua Bryan. The Cracksman gelding was an impressive winner under a hands and heels ride by Hollie Doyle at Newcastle in March before finding the Richard Hughes trained Road To Wembley far too good at Lingfield next time.

Picture shows Cieren Fallon in the royal colours at Redcar in October 2022 after riding a winner for The King on Desert Hero