Frankie Dettori: Racing Insights 16/06/2021
Frankie Dettori’s Sporting Index blog: Hopefully we’re on the right side
Wesley Ward is usually the first place to start in the Queen Mary (2:30pm), but John Velazquez rides his Twilight Gleaming and I’ve got the leg up on Artos for George Arnold instead.
She actually beat a colt of Wesley’s in a turf race in the US and it looked a very taking performance.
I’m pleased to be on an American-trained horse in this as they know their job form an early age, they like fast ground and have good gate speed.
In the Queen’s Vase (3:05pm) I’m on Stowell, who won his maiden over 1m4f at Ascot last month.
He was doing all of his best work at the end that day, so the step up to 1m6f should suit.
Aidan [O’Brien] is usually mob-handed in this race with all the staying power that Ballydoyle has, so it’s no surprise to see him field three here, and they’re probably the ones to fear most.
Indie Angel is a long shot for the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes (3:40pm).
She’s a tricky one to win with but if things fall for her she can be very good.
A lot of things need to go right for her. She wears a hood, needs to settle and needs to get a bit of space, so if we can get a piece of the prize money then we’ll be very happy.
If Lady Bowthorpe handles the quick ground then I think she’ll be very hard to beat.
I’ve got Magical Morning in the Royal Hunt Cup (5:00pm).
He’s got low mileage and could be better than his mark, but we’re drawn in 26 and you never know which side is going to take it up.
Hopefully we’re on the right side and he runs a big race.
The stiff, straight mile shouldn’t be a problem as that’s what he works on at home.
My first ride of the week for Wesley [Ward] is aboard Ruthin in the Windsor Castle (5:35pm).
She’s a filly that won nicely on the turf and he’s very sweet on her.
Whenever you’re on one of Wesley’s two-year-old fillies over five furlongs you know you’re going to be there or thereabouts, so fingers crossed.
Mostly is my final chance of the day in the Kensington Palace Stakes (6:10pm).
She’s only had the six starts and can hopefully prove competitive off her mark, but it couldn’t be more wide open.
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