Frankie Dettori is grabbing the horse racing headlines at the moment, due to his sabbatical with his main yard – John and Thady Gosden – but the pocket Italian is not rolling over easily and is back in action in the UK this week at the Newmarket July Festival.
Frankie Finished A Close Third In The German Derby
So Moonstuck almost provided Frankie Dettori with a second German Derby winner on Sunday, but the 3 year-old went down by two short heads to finish third in the end.
The Markus Klug runner led the race with 1 1/2 furlongs to go but was headed on the final stages of the race by Sammarco (1st) and Schwarzer Peter (2nd). He rallied well for Dettori once going behind to only be denied by a narrow margin, with the first three pulling well clear of the fourth – Assistent.
Frankie Dettori’s Rides At Newmarket this Midweek
Dettori has three booked rides on Thursday at this week’s July Festival – one for trainer Ralph Beckett (New Mandate) but also one for the John Gosden yard (Mighty Ulyssess), which is a clear sign his sabbatical with the stable is drawing to a close. He’s also been booked to ride the unbeaten Inspiral for Friday’s Falmouth Stakes for Gosden.
Frankie Dettori’s Newmarket Rides (Thursday & Friday 7th/8th July)
- 3.35 Newmarket (Thursday): NEW MANDATE
- 4.10 Newmarket (Thursday): MIGHTY ULYSSES
- 3.35 Newmarket (Friday): INSPIRAL
NEW MANDATE – Listed winner back in April at Ascot but hasn’t been able to back that up since – albeit in the G1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and then in the Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot. Will, therefore, need to bounce back from two average runs there but is stepping up to 1m4f for the first time which is an interesting move. The ratings suggest he’s got around 6lbs and 9lbs to find with the likes of Mostahdaf and Yibir though.
MIGHTY ULYSSES – Fifth in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot last time out but was only beaten 3/4 of a length that day. Eased into a Listed race here should give this 3 year-old every chance of getting back in the winners’ enclosure.
INSPIRAL – Would have been a hard one for Frankie to miss out on. Looks a classy filly in the making after winning her opening five starts. The most recent was an easy win of the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot (4 3/4 lengths), which was her second Group one success. She’s going to be all the rage here as she looks to give Frankie his second Falmouth Stakes win.
When Is The Newmarket July Festival
📅Date: Thursday (7th July), Friday (8th July), Saturday (9th July)
🏇Racecourse: Newmaket July Course
📺 TV: RacingTV, ITV
2022 Newmarket July Festival Race Times and Schedule
Newmarket July Festival: Thursday 7th July 2022
- 1:20 – British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) Cl2 (2yo) 6f RTV
- 1:50 – Bahrain Trophy Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m5f ITV
- 2:25 – Close Brothers July Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (2yo) 6f ITV
- 3:00 – Bet Boost At bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 6f ITV
- 3:35 – Princess Of Wales’s Close Brothers Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f ITV
- 4:10 – Edmondson Hall Solicitors Sir Henry Cecil Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 1m RTV
- 4:40 – Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 1m RTV
Newmarket July Festival: Friday 8th July 2022
- 1:15 – Weatherbys British EBF Maiden Stakes (Colts & Geldings) Cl3 (2yo) 7f RTV
- 1:50 – bet365 Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m2f ITV
- 2:25 – Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Sponsored By bet365) (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 6f ITV
- 3:00 – bet365 Trophy (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+) 1m6f ITV
- 3:35 – Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes (Group 1) (Fillies & Mares) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m ITV
- 4:10 – Arioneo Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 7f RTV
- 4:45 – Moet & Chandon Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 5f RTV
Newmarket July Festival: Saturday 9th July 2022
- 1:30 – Rossdales British EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (GBB Race) Cl3 (2yo) 7f RTV
- 2:05 – Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa Fillies’ Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-100) 7f ITV
- 2:40 – bet365 Mile Handicap Cl2 (3yo 0-100) 1m ITV
- 3:15 – bet365 Superlative Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (2yo) 7f ITV
- 3:50 – bet365 Bunbury Cup (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 7f ITV
- 4:25 – Darley July Cup Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 6f ITV
- 5:00 – Discover Newmarket Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-90) 1m4f RTV