FRANKIE DETTORI has been sensationally recalled by John Gosden to ride Oaks runner-up Emily Upjohn.
The superstar filly, owned in part by Andrew Lloyd Webber, went down in an Epsom thriller to Tuesday last month.
Gosden will be reunited with Dettori when Emily Upjohn rides in the Irish Oaks
But Gosden, who just last month said Dettori would no longer be his go-to man, has recalled the Italian for the ride in the Irish Oaks.
Gosden, who alluded to Dettori having other ‘interests’ the week before his howler at Royal Ascot, had Dettori on Emily Upjohn in a workout at Newmarket on Tuesday.
The 51-year-old will ride her at the Curragh on Saturday week.
Gosden told the Racing Post: “Frankie was up here riding Emily Upjohn work this morning and it’s my decision that he’ll ride her in the Irish Oaks.”
However, he suggested the ride on Inspiral in Friday’s Falmouth is up for grabs.
He added: “We know what it’s all about, I need a jockey that focuses. It can’t be a part-time job.
“I’m pleased that Frankie has just got on with it and is getting rides everywhere, which is exactly what I wanted to see.
“He does seem to have taken a lot of pride about how few rides he has in a season.
“I’m clear that we need to be a little more focused and a little less part-time.
“Friday may come a bit soon, but he’ll be riding that filly in the Irish Oaks.”
More to follow.