“It’s Full of Promise” – Frankie Dettori Riding the Supplemental St Leger Runner | horse racing news

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Hasquie (5) defeats Time Lock to win the Galtress Stakes in York

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Written by Owen Golding

Frankie Dettori has a rich history with foals in his famous Gudmonte silk and will have the opportunity to add another chapter to the book after being called for a ride. Hasquiewhich will be completed at Cazoo St Leger on Saturday.

Trained by Ralph Beckett, the three-year-old will attempt to become the 10th filly to win the last British Classic of the season on the back of a stunning win at the Galtress Stakes in York.

Ryan Moore was in the saddle when she got up in time on Knavesmire but Dettori, who has forged an unforgettable partnership with the winner of the Goodmonte-owned Enable Classics, will be on board in Doncaster.

“Frankie Dettori is booked to ride it,” said Goodmonte Racing Director Barry Mahon. “He’s ridden enough Leger winners and seems to outsmart foals of these colours.

“She’s full of promises, it’s a huge step forward but she’s undefeated in her two rounds and Ralph [Beckett] And his team really loves the skilled. With Yesyes going to Park Hill, it made sense to split them up.”

Haskoy will have less experience at this year’s St Leger field by a large margin but it’s her understated profile that influenced connections towards Doncaster’s leading race.

Mahon said: “It is very difficult to win the races listed after one all-weather run and the second, Time Lock, is a very good filly too. The two were a long way from the third race in a solid revamp.

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Dettori celebrates after winning the St Leger on Logician in 2019 for Gudemonte

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“Ralph and the team were very happy with her at home and Ryan Moore was complimenting her in York.

“When we brought up the idea behind him, he was very supportive of the idea and thought she was a top-ranked filly who would be able to compete in such a race.”

Gudmonte last won a St Leger race when coach logician John Gosden landed the 2019 edition on his first attempt over a 1m 6ft.

Hasquie will also have her first test run after running a mile and a half, and although Mahone doesn’t see her future beyond the St. Leger distance, he strongly believes in her endurance.

“Personally, if you ask me now, she’s more skilled to get back down the flight,” Mahone added. “Mel and Six on breeding is probably the higher end of it.

“Physically, she’s an athletic filly and won’t remind you of a great filly staying. We take it for granted that she’ll stay in flight, but I hope she does and I think she’s a filly who can mix it up.”


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First published at 1:48 pm, Sep 4, 2022