Gosden in awe of Dettori

John Gosden feels Frankie Dettori has achieved a "sense of fulfilment" after the jockey secured a 3,000th British winner at Newmarket on Friday evening.

Frankie Dettori (right) celebrates with trainer John Gosden after Golden Horn won the Derby

The Clarehaven handler played a significant role in the 42-year-old's early career and is also largely responsible for Dettori's renaissance over the last few years.

Gosden and Dettori enjoyed stunning success last season, most significantly with the Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Golden Horn.

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It was therefore apt that the jockey should achieve the landmark aboard a Gosden inmate, Predilection, who won a one-mile handicap by half a length as the 7-2 favourite.

Gosden said: "He is a fantastic athlete, great horseman, highly intelligent and 99 per cent of the time he behaves himself well.

"It is nice to do it at Newmarket. He is fit and well and is enjoying it again. He really has a sense of fulfilment.

"He went into the wilderness a bit but as long as he is happy and riding like a young man I would say he could go on for another five years."

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