Derby winner Dettori due at Goodwood

Frankie Dettori is suddenly the talk of horse-racing – and not for the first time – so he’s sure to be the centre of attention when he rides at Goodwood on Sunday.

Saturday, 6th June 2015, 7:58 pm
Frankie Dettori at Goodwood / Picture by Malcolm Wells

He’s due to team up again with trainer John Gosden, for whom he rode Golden Horn to a memorable Investec Derby victory on Saturday, to ride Keble in the opening contest of Goodwood’s Sunday School fixture, the Sunday School Maiden Stakes, at 2.25pm.

Dettori was already a firm favourite on the South Downs and his second win in the No1 English classic at Epsom Downs will only add to his hero status. And with his Irish-bred mount in the Goodwood race looking likely to be the favourite, he won’t be short of race-goers putting money on him to strike again.

In all there are seven races on the card, aside from a feast of family entertainment centred on the chance to learn mote about how a race meeting and racecourse work. There’ll be visits to the weighing room and a chance to hear clerk of the course Seamus Buckley explain his job out on the track.

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Gates open at 11am woth much of the behind-the-scenes stuff starting soon after.

Our tips: 2.25 Keble, 3.00 Arantes, 3.30 Dishy Guru, 4.05 Deauville Dancer, 4.35 Cashpoint, 5.10 Solar Flair, 5.40 Easy Tiger.

* A £5 stakes at the starting price on each of our tips for the first of the Three Friday Nights fixtures at Goodwood would have earned a £107 profit - thanks largely to a fine win for 25/1 chance Links Drive Lady.

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