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Glorious Goodwood

Frankie Dettori rides at Glorious Goodwood and is looking for another big week. 

One of the most in-form jockeys going into the Goodwood meeting this year is Frankie Dettori, who despite being 48-years-old now, is having a golden spell in the saddle and can expect a lot of success at the leading UK Flat meeting.

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Dettori has won just about every major race at Glorious Goodwood more than once throughout his career, including the Sussex Stakes where he has been successful four times, with his most recent victory coming in 2007 when he partnered Ramonti to victory.

The highlight of the Italian’s season so far came in the Oaks at Epsom as he rode Anapurna to victory to bring up his fifth win in the race and his 13th British Classic success. In what was a perfectly timed ride on board the three-year-old filly, Dettori proved he is still the right man for the big occasion.

Just as he did at the track in 1996, Dettori put the fear of God into the bookmakers at Ascot at the Royal meeting last month.

After landing the first four winners on the card, including Stradivarius in the Ascot Gold Cup, bookies were facing huge liabilities courtesy of the former three-time Champion Jockey.

Fortunately for them, his run stopped there, and they were able to lick their wounds.

Dettori's Glorious Goodwood Rides

Stradivarius The Leading Hope For Dettori In Goodwood Cup

The best chance Dettori has of riding a winner at Glorious Goodwood this year is Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup, where the champion stayer is odds-on at 4/5 in the horse racing betting on the 2m contest.

Stradivarius has given the Italian a lot of glory over the last couple of years as he has been on board the five-year-old for both of his two Ascot Gold Cup wins, while he also rode him to Long Distance Cup success on British Champions Day last year.

John Gosden’s horse is looking to match Double Trigger’s record of three wins in the Goodwood Cup. The British horse managed the feat across four years with victories coming in 1995, 1997 and 1998.

If Stradivarius is successful, he will have managed to complete the hat-trick in three years.

Too Darn Hot Could Scald Rivals In Sussex Stakes

Dettori would have gone into 2019 excited to partner Too Darn Hot in all the leading British Classics following his impressive two-year-old campaign which ended with the pair winning the Group One Dewhurst Stakes on Future Champions Day at Newmarket.

Unfortunately for all those connected to the colt, he was forced to miss the 2000 Guineas due to a splint bone.

Too Darn Hot did return to action with Dettori on board in the Group Two Dante Stakes where they had to settle for second place behind Telecaster.

They were runners up once again on their next appearance in the Irish 2000 Guineas, while they could only finish third in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

However, Dettori can be confident of a big run from Too Darn Hot in the Sussex Stakes following his latest appearance in France where he won the Prix Jean Prat. A repeat of that performance could help the Italian enjoy another superb week at the glorious meeting.

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