Sport Horse Racing

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Dettori poised for return after injury lay-off

Frankie Dettori
Frankie Dettori

Thomas Kelly

FRANKIE DETTORI is set to return to competitive action "within the next 10 days", according to his business manager Peter Burrell

Dettori has been sidelined since October 2 when he suffered a fractured ankle in a fall going down to the start before a race at Nottingham.

His injury saw him miss out on the winning ride aboard Treve in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp four days later.

Criquette Head-Maarek's excellent filly is owned by Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, for whom Dettori is retained rider.

The 42-year-old jockey rode out in Newmarket yesterday morning and is now poised to make his comeback on the all-weather winter circuit as he gears up towards the Flat campaign.

Irish Independent

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