It’s the Frankie Dettori show as Italian wows St Leger meeting crowd

By: Greg Wood at Doncaster Friday 10 September 2021
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Frankie Dettori has already ridden his 20th and 21st English Classic winners this year and he ended the second day of the Leger meeting here on Thursday with live contenders for two more. The most immediate is High Definition, the second-favourite for Saturday’s St Leger, but the more exciting prospect, perhaps, is Inspiral, the clear favourite for the 1,000 Guineas next May after her extending her unbeaten record to three races in the Group Two May Hill Stakes.

It was one of those days for Dettori, who went on to complete a Group Two double on Free Wind in the Park Hill Stakes after powering nearly four lengths clear of the runner-up on Inspiral. John and Thady Gosden’s filly, a daughter of Frankel, is now 5-4 favourite (from 2-1) for the Group One Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket next month, and favourite too, at around 6-1, for the Oaks at Epsom next June.

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