Dettori Called Up by Ballydoyle for 2000 Guineas


Frankie Dettori | Racing Post

Italian reinsman Frankie Dettori has picked up a Classic ride and will be aboard one of four possible Coolmore G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas contenders on June 6th for Aidan O’Brien at Newmarket, Racing Post reported on Monday. G2 Coventry S. winner Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) is second favourite among the 15 entries as of Monday, while O’Brien also has GSW & G1SP Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never), New World Tapestry (War Front), and G2 Royal Lodge S. victor Royal Dornoch (Ire) (Gleneagles {Ire}) entered at this stage. The Rosegreen quartet will be going up against European champion Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal) for Godolphin, and Qatar Racing’s Group 1 winner Kameko (Kitten’s Joy).

“Aidan has been in touch and I’ll be riding for Ballydoyle in the 2000 Guineas,” Dettori, who will be aboard the Mark Johnston trainee MGSW & MG1SP Raffle Prize (Ire) (Slade Power {Ire}) in the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas the day after told Racing Post. “Ryan [Moore] obviously has first choice, but I’m standing by for one of the others and I’m excited about it.”

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