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It's the pounds 33,333 * jockeyometer.

October 26 Robert Alner's number-two jockey Robert Walford is revealed as Kingscliff's first-choice rider for this season.

December 15 Andrew Thornton, who had been jocked off Kingscliff in favour of Walford, expresses the hope that he might reclaim the ride at Sandown after Walford cracks his collarbone in a schooling incident.

December 15 On the same day, media reports point to Mick Fitzgerald as under

consideration for the Kingscliff mount.

December 20 Paul Carberry, a favourite of owner Arnie Sendell, is approached as a back-up for Walford.

December 20 Alner speaks with leading agent Dave Roberts, creating speculation that Tony McCoy, closely linked to Impek, could be under consideration.

December 21 The identity of Kingscliff's partner is finally decided when Walford is ruled out and Tony Dobbin is unveiled as the chosen one.

December 21

Tony Dobbin is the chosen oneDecember 20 Is it Paul Carberry?

December 15 Is it Andrew Thornton?

*That's the pot reserved for Kingscliff's jockey in the King George if he wins the Betfair MillionDecember 20 Is it Tony McCoy?

December 15 Is it Mick Fitzgerald?

October 26 Is it Robert Walford?
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Dec 22, 2005
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