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Wednesday 22 November 2017

So Mi Dar underlines class as Dettori kicks off with treble

Frankie Dettori. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire
Frankie Dettori. Photo: John Walton/PA Wire

Thomas Kelly

Frankie Dettori lit up day one of York's May meeting by riding a treble which was highlighted by the easy success of So Mi Dar in the Musidora Stakes.

Regally bred, by Dubawi out of the brilliant mare Dar Re Mi, she brought a 100 per cent record to the notable Oaks trial, having already beaten the colts in the Derby Trial at Epsom.

Sent off the 4/5 favourite to beat six rivals, Dettori was content to sit at the rear before shooting up the rail and streaking four lengths clear of Fireglow, which had finished fourth, best of the rest behind Aidan O'Brien's front three, in the English 1,000 Guineas.

Her victory at Epsom earned her a place in the Derby at the same venue but John Gosden pushed that particular question on to the owners.

"She's a lovely filly. She settled well and is very progressive," said Gosden.

"I could not be more pleased with her. She's very generous and settles like a grandma."

Dettori said: "She'll give me a good spin around Epsom. She's what you require."

The Italian also landed the Duke of York Stakes on Magical Memory and then made it three out of three for the day on Gosden's 9/2 favourite Castle Harbour in the Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes.

Irish Independent

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