Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dettori Set to Step Up Bid for the Title

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dettori Set to Step Up Bid for the Title

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Byline: By Anita Chambers

Frankie Dettori has red hot form as he throws down his challenge for the jockeys' title and can add to his tally with a double at Newmarket this evening.

The Italian will be on board the Godolphin duo of Imtiyaz and Elmustanser ( both seem to having excellent chances.

Imtiyaz can atone for a couple of narrow seconds so far this season and get the confidence-boosting win he needs in the Bexhill Conditions Stakes. The five-year-old has been highly-tried but he was dropped to Listed level for his seasonal reappearance at Goodwood in May.

He had to give weight to Kalaman there. But he did well to finish three-quarters of a length behind the subsequent Eclipse third, despite looking in need of the run.

Imtiyaz looked ready to win on his next start at Epsom but the ground there turned to the softer side and he met an improving horse in Fruhlingssturm.

Connections have opted for this race instead of a Group Three event on Saturday and it looks a good decision. …

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