Frankie Dettori’s resurgence back into centre stage

June 14th, 2015 | Marten's Current Racing Diary

By Marten Julian

Frankie Dettori’s resurgence back into centre stage continued this afternoon when Star Of Seville atoned for a troubled run in the Oaks by winning the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

I had not expected the daughter of Duke Of Marmalade, who is out of a Selkirk mare, to stay the mile and a half at Epsom and even without the interference, in my view, she still would have struggled to get home.

Today, back to an extended ten furlongs, she kept on well to beat the twice-raced Physiocrate with Little Nightingale in third. As usual there was trouble in running behind, with Mojo Risin getting bustled around a bit having been off the pace and Malabar a little short of room when trying to make her challenge.

I have just put my message to line on 0906 150 1555 looking ahead to Royal Ascot. There are a few interesting jockey bookings that have caught my eye, notably in the handicaps. I will be updating my line twice a day, every evening by 8.00pm with early thoughts for those of you who like to trade on the exchanges or take early prices, and then again each day by 11.15 when, as usual, any selections will be given in the first minute of the message. Calls cost £1.50 per minute at all times and more from a mobile (contact your mobile phone provider for details).

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