Frankie Dettori is a two-time Epsom Derby winner and he’ll be bidding to win his third with his final attempt on the 3rd of June. It appears that the Italian jockey has a cracking chance in both of Epsom’s classics and it would be a Fairytale result if he was to win both races in his last season. His two excellent chances combine into a 31-1 ante-post double. Check out our free tips page for daily content across British and Irish racing.
Arrest (13-2, William Hill) looked very good when winning the Chester Vase on his seasonal reappearance and Dettori is sure that this preparation since has gone well. He also believes there could be further improvement to come. Dettori said: “We always thought a bit of him last year, but he was all frame and no muscle. He’s done great in the winter, his homework’s been good, Chester was great. Sometimes horses from two to three, they don’t develop, but he has.”
John Gosden’s colt had a spin around Epsom with Dettori on board earlier this week and it would appear that everything went to plan. Dettori added: “He went around there fine and in the straight it took him a furlong to get organised, but then he went very straight and I was very happy with him. At this stage he’s my Epsom Derby ride. It all went well and we’re all pleased.”
Soul Sister (10-3, bet365) bounced back to form with a resounding victory in the Musidora Stakes at York last time out, after disappointing in a Guineas trial at Newbury. Dettori said: “John [Gosden] kept on believing in her. The ground was heavy and John’s horses at the time were not running that well, but she took me by surprise.”
There was plenty to like about that success and her jockey was just as impressed as everyone else and the positive visual impression she left was backed up by the clock. Dettori added: “She quickened twice, she travelled and she clocked a very good time. I was impressed. She’s got to go another two furlongs, but all the signs are good.”
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