British champion jockey Kieren Fallon, who has taken Hong Kong by storm this winter, is in line for a longer stint next season. In the past, the Jockey Club has invariably issued three-month or one-month licences for visiting jockeys, but that may no longer be the case. Fallon has been here since December 1 and finishes tomorrow, even though the $7 million Hong Kong Derby is one week later. It is the top domestic race in the calendar but, not for the first time, top riders miss out because their stints end after three months. 'It is something we will address. It is really common sense to have a top rider like Fallon, who has been very successful here, for basically as long as his overseas commitments permit,' said director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. 'Taking Fallon as a prime example, he has ridden winners virtually every meeting and he is popular with the public and the trainers. And he is a major international name. 'If he can come, say, for four months, then I believe we should give that very serious consideration.' Fallon, who will be chasing his third consecutive championship when he returns to England next week, is normally finished with his British and European commitments by the first week of November. He said: 'It would be possible for me normally to ride here from November and stay longer at the end of the usual stint. 'I will wait to hear from the Jockey Club but I have enjoyed Hong Kong and I will be happy to come back.' There is even a slight degree of embarrassment within the racing department at Fallon and Michael Hills, the two mid-winter visitors, missing out on the Derby. Visiting jockeys missing the Derby was highlighted two years ago and it was believed that, in future, the winter licences would be up to and including the Derby. This has not been done, although the Jockey Club did plan to have American star Gary Stevens here until after the Derby before personal problems forced him to relinquish his licence after just three meetings in December. French ace Gerald Mosse is here until after the Derby meeting - he rides Championship in the Classic - while the Jockey Club moved enterprisingly to get Michael Kinane back for a second stint, which means he will ride Desert Fox in the 2,400-metre showdown. Fallon has come in for some good rides tomorrow from French trainer Patrick Biancone in the continued absence of stable rider Eric Legrix, who has been floored by the 'flu. Legrix made a reappearance at the track yesterday morning and rode Derby hopeful Ho Ho - but departed home still in a decidedly weakened state. Stand-in star Fallon will now partner griffin Millennium Star, Double Expresso, Tequila Pop in the Sandown Park Challenge Cup and Solidarity.