The Mystery of Frankie Dettori’s Last Betfred Derby Ride
Frankie Dettori is set to ride Arrest for his last ever Betfred Derby, but there’s an air of mystery as to what will happen. The veteran jockey has nothing left to prove and the racecourse remains a place where anything can happen.
A Chance at Glory
Dettori, who is retiring in 2023, won twice before aboard Authorized and Golden Horn in 2007 and 2015 respectively. He never expected to compete again after announcing his retirement, let alone have a strong chance at winning with Arrest.
The son of Frankel impressed during the Chester Vase by winning comfortably even though it was run on soft going unlike conditions expected this weekend. Despite this obstacle, the Juddmonte-owned colt did well during its gallop at Epsom since then.
With no clear favorite for the upcoming race due to Auguste Rodin’s questionable performance post-Guineas; Dettori keeps an eye out for Sir Michael Stoute’s Passenger- having won just once so far – who he believes could be hiding some unknown potential considering their bad luck through Dante before dead-heating for third.
Drawing stall 13 out of 14 runners may not be ideal but doesn’t pose much significance according to him or recent statistics.
The passionate jockey also admits that although he feels quite relaxed currently amid all these uncertainties now that it may catch up with him later when he retires towards October this year – which makes each moment count even more!