Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Horse Racing: Weary Dettori Storms Home

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Horse Racing: Weary Dettori Storms Home

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BLEARY-EYED Frankie Dettori sacrificed his last reserves of energy to boot Veracity home in the Phil Bull Trophy at Pontefract yesterday.

Dettori touched base in Yorkshire via a punishing weekend schedule which saw him claim Grade One honours in Canada before jetting off to Longchamp for Sunday's Arc fixture.

"I'm absolutely exhausted," said the Italian jockey. "It's been a long few days."

Dettori still had enough left in the tank to take this two-mile-two-furlong affair aboard Godolphin's four-year-old, who was not beaten far in last season's St Leger.

Veracity assumed control inside the final furlong and was a length and a quarter too good for Bogside Theatre, who will now run in the Cesarewitch if there is ease in the ground at Newmarket.

"He needed the run at Chester last time and the trip was also too short," Tony Garth, Saeed bin Suroor's travelling head lad, said of the 7-4 winner. "Bogside Theatre stretched him a little bit, but he gets this trip very well."

Tazbar, as low as 20-1 for the World Hurdle, pulled up few trees on his Flat debut and finished sixth.

"He wasn't fully wound-up," insisted trainer Keith Reveley. "He'll now go for a mile-and-a-half maiden at Catterick in three weeks' time. After that, we'll look at the staying hurdle races." David Brown revealed plans for an assault on next season's William Hill Lincoln after Mangham's pillar-to-post triumph in the Trinidad & Tobago Handicap.

The Paul Mulrennan-ridden three-year-old (11-1) showed plenty of pace from the head of affairs to cosily defeat Jack Dawkins by a length.

"Now we've got him right, we'll probably give him a break and train him for the Lincoln," said the West Yorkshire handler.

Jimmy Fortune was suspended one day (October 27) for careless riding aboard the unplaced Rochefort. Similarly positive tactics to that of Mangham had the desired effect upon Go Go Green, who provided Stewart Parr with a third winner from as many runners in the Soca Warriors Nursery. …

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