Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori dreams of hitting the jackpot four times at Doncaster and Longchamp this week
- On Friday, Dettori rides star stayer Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup
- The Italian will partner one of Aidan O’Brien’s six entries in the St Leger
- He will also line up with Reach For The Moon in the Champagne Stakes
- The jockey is set to be reunited with Snowfall at Longchamp on Sunday
Frankie Dettori faces a massive week as he chases a seventh win in Saturday’s Cazoo St Leger at Doncaster.
The Italian will partner one of Aidan O’Brien’s six entries, possibly High Definition, who was supplemented to the final Classic of the season for £50,000.
On Friday, Dettori rides star stayer Stradivarius in the Doncaster Cup while on Sunday, with Ryan Moore on duty in Ireland, the 50-year-old is set to be reunited with his Oaks winner and Arc favourite Snowfall in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp.
Jockey Frankie Dettori can claim a seventh win in the St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday
But the Dettori mount that might generate most interest is Reach For The Moon. The colt, owned by the Queen, is second favourite for next year’s Derby.
The Solario Stakes winner, trained by John and Thady Gosden, lines up in a hot Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on Saturday.
Dettori said: ‘Her Majesty is racing’s biggest asset so to have a colt of this calibre with the Queen is exciting.
‘I have a dream like everyone but my focus is Saturday and I am taking it a race at a time. We feel the experience of racing will do him good.
‘In his last two races, he hardly saw a horse. This is a test but I have plenty of confidence in him.’
Thirteen horses have been declared for the St Leger, headed by Charlie Appleby-trained Irish Derby winner and odds-on favourite Hurricane Lane.
The trainer said: ‘Hurricane Lane has definitely got the best form but we are going into uncharted waters.
‘One mile six (furlongs) and 115 yards of the St Leger is longer than you think and he has to prove his stamina.’