Frankie Dettori Floated For Sports Personality Award

Frankie Dettori won both Group 1 races at Epsom on Friday and rides Arrest in the Derby on Saturday | Mathea Kelley

The BoyleSports odds for Frankie Dettori to be named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year have shortened from 16-1 to 6-1, prior to his G1 DahlBury Coronation Cup/G1 Betfred Oaks double over the Epsom Downs on Friday.

The Italian reinsman is retiring at the end of the year, and Saturday's G1 Betfred Derby, where he will ride Arrest (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), is set to be his final appearance in the historic Classic. Arrest currently sits at 9-2 with BoylesSports, with Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) eased to 3-1. Dettori is currently second-favourite in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year running behind cricket player Ben Stokes at 4-1.

Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports, said, “Frankie made the Sports Personality podium after his Magnificent Seven at Ascot in 1996, but if he lands his final Derby we wouldn't be surprised to see him go favourite to get his hands on the silverware this time.”

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