Return of the King: 141-1 Frankie Dettori treble for Newmarket on Wednesday

John Gosden and Frankie Dettori at York on day one of the Dante Meeting

Newmarket‘s Craven meeting continues on Wednesday with a seven-race card that features a pair of Group 3 contests. The Earl Of Sefton and Nell Gwyn are the features, with some big names making their seasonal debuts.

One of those is Frankie Dettori, who rides in Britain for the first time since October. He has three strong chances on the card, including a potentially overpriced filly in the Nell Gwyn. We’ll have horse racing tips for all the action, but take note of these Dettori-ridden horses.


3.00 Newmarket – Global Giant

Without a doubt, Dettori’s best chance is the John & Thady Gosden-trained Global Giant. The highest-rated horse in the line-up, he returned this season with an impressive Listed victory at Kempton. That added to a prior pattern success he gained at Newbury last season in a similar race to this.

He handles firmer going and has won at Newmarket in the past, which are both obvious positives. Uncomplicated and seemingly improving with age, this son of Shamardal could be very tough to beat.


3.35 Newmarket – Star Of Emaraaty

This filly is a double-figure price, but she’s more than worth her place in this line-up. She’s won two of her seven starts thus far, latterly winning a Group 3 on the July course in August. She failed to build on that in two subsequent starts, but she looked a non-stayer at the mile on both occasions.

Making her seasonal debut back at seven furlongs will help matters and she gained the aforementioned Group 3 victory on a firmer surface. She does need to have improved over the winter but given connections, that is very difficult to rule out. At a tempting price, she has a definite place chance under her maestro jockey.

That being said, Saffron Beach, our Wednesday NAP, could be very tough to beat.


4.10 Newmarket – Delta Bay

Hitting the racetrack once as a juvenile, this daughter of Nathaniel finished a clear second to a smart winner at Newbury in October. There was plenty of promise displayed in that opening run and given her breeding, she could be a different proposition turning out as a three-year-old.

Today’s sounder surface shouldn’t be an inconvenience to her and given the yard she hails from, she should improve exponentially from her first run to her second, especially after having the winter to mature. Dettori hops aboard for the first time and it’s no surprise to see her as the early favourite for this competitive maiden.


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