Dettori eager to get back
Frankie Dettori decided to take the 'sensible' route and just have two rides on his return to the saddle at Newmarket on Thursday.
The Italian has mounts in the two Group Two races at his local haunt as he puts behind him a month on the sidelines due to an arm injury sustained in a parade ring fall at Yarmouth.
Dettori's comeback mount is Denaar who aims to get back on track after a disappointing effort in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot when he lines-up for the Arqana July Stakes.
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In the Princess Of Wales's Arqana Racing Club Stakes, Dettori teams up with Wings Of Desire, who shaped well in his first start for 10 months when fifth in the Hardwicke Stakes at the Royal meeting.
"I am very excited to be coming back in time for the Moet and Chandon July Festival – it's been a long time, I've been out for a whole month. Newmarket is my home town and the July Festival is one of the highlights of my year," said Dettori.
"I could have had five or six rides on Thursday, but I thought it was sensible to ease myself back into things with just a couple.
"My first ride is on Denaar. I was aboard when he won his first two races, then I think he let the Royal Ascot atmosphere get to him in the Coventry Stakes.
"The other one is Wings Of Desire, who I finished fourth on in last year's Epsom Derby. He's so laid back that we have decided to try him in sheepskin cheekpieces, they might just help him concentrate."
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