Kieren Fallon will be allowed to partner Yeats in the Emirates Airline Melbourne Cup after the Australian authorities approved his application for a licence.

Fallon is currently suspended from riding in Britain as he faces trial on charges of conspiracy to defraud and Racing Victoria Ltd had invited him to apply for a licence after discussing the issue at a board meeting last week.

That application has now been cleared and Fallon will be available to ride Aidan O'Brien's staying star in the 7 November feature at Flemington Park.

A statement from RVL confirmed: 'Kieren Fallon will be permitted to ride in this year's Spring Racing Carnival after Racing Victoria Limited today approved the Irish jockey's application for a Victorian 'A' (flat) riders' licence.'

Fallon will be riding in Australia for the first time if he partners Yeats in the Group One event over two miles.