Dettori remains in Flying form
Published 18/10/2015 | 02:30
Frankie Dettori continued his stellar season when striking on Flying Officer in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.
The Derby and Arc-winning rider brought Flying Officer (6/1) with a great run in the straight to take the Group Two two-mile test.
John Gosden's five-year-old, now unbeaten in three starts in 2015, showed a fine turn of foot to lead two out and take a few lengths out of the field, just as there was trouble behind involving several runners, among them last year's winner Forgotten Rules.
Clever Cookie came with a late run, but was a length down at the line. Wicklow Brave was the same distance away in third.
Dettori - like Gosden celebrating a first success on Champions Day - said: "He was very brave for me, I managed to get a split in the straight and he won well. He's got very low mileage and he's unbeaten this year - he's on the way up. He's a big unit, for sure."
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