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Frankie Dettori previews his rides for Royal Ascot

| 19.06.2018

In his latest blog, Ladbrokes ambassador Frankie Dettori looks ahead to some of his rides on Tuesday and Wednesday of Royal Ascot.

Frankie Dettori: I start the week on Calyx in the Coventry Stakes. It is a full field and I don’t know how good the others are but Calyx made a very good impression on his career start.

It will obviously be a big test for him and I haven’t got much judgement on him yet so we will have to wait and see.

I ride Without Parole in the St James’s Palace Stakes, a race that looks very competitive.

Although he hasn’t achieved a lot so far, his homework’s been good, he comes here fresh, and I am just hoping for a good run.

In the Wolferton Stakes, I am on Monarch’s Glen, who is on a little bit of a recovery mission.

He lost the plot in Dubai and hopefully he keeps a lid on is antics. I think he is good enough to redeem himself.

On Wednesday, I have Chelsea Cloisters in the Queen Mary. I just hope she is another Lady Aurelia! I have looked at her form and she won by eight lengths over four and a half furlongs!

You have to respect anything of Wesley Ward’s and I am really looking forward to joining up with him this week.

In Queen’s Vase, I’m on Stream Of Stars. Obviously it will be a very competitive race.

He had a good run last time at Ascot. My only worry is that he lacks a bit of speed but again he should have a decent race.

Cracksman needs to introduction. I just can’t wait to ride him. Ascot suits him and I just hope he does his thing.

The Jersey Stakes looks a tough race. I ride Purser, who has more of a place chance than winning it. I would be surprised to see him win.

Later in the week I am particularly looking forward to Australian sprinter Redkirk Warrior in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

He’s a three-time Group One winner and the Australians are mustard on turf sprinting. I hope another Australian champion does his stuff.

Enjoy the week!




Frankie Dettori

One of the most decorated jockeys in history, Frankie is as big a name as they come in racing. Now a Ladbrokes ambassador, the reigning World's Best Jockey will be giving his views exclusively to Ladbrokes News.