Dettori appeals against surprise winner
Frankie Dettori's hopes of ending Arc weekend with a win were shattered as his appeal against 28-1 longshot Kelina's victory was rejected. The legendary jockey, 52, immediately notified the stewards to review the run of Kelina in the Prix de la Foret, feeling he was cut up on his horse Kinross in the closing stages of the 7f sprint.
No joy for Dettori in Longchamp
Record-breaking Arc winner Frankie Dettori had a disappointing weekend at Longchamp, with his appeal against the shock winner being swiftly dismissed. The loss meant Dettori finished the weekend without a single win, leaving him empty-handed.
Difference of over £100k
The difference between first and second place in the race was a staggering £100,000, with the winner, Kelina, scooping £177,000. Kinross' owner, Marc Chan, earned £70,805 as the runner-up.
Disappointing end to Arc weekend
Dettori's weekend was marred by disappointment, as his horse Free Wind fell far behind the breathtaking Arc winner Ace Impact. This means Dettori's bid for a record-extending seventh win in the race was unsuccessful. His best chance at victory came in the Prix Dollar, where his horse Jack Darcy finished as the runner-up, losing by just a length to the impressive Horizon Dore.
Looking ahead to Champions Day
With his attention now turning to Ascot's Champions Day on October 21, this will be Dettori's last opportunity for British victories before his global farewell tour. His horse Kinross is currently the 7-2 favorite for the Sprint Stakes, a race where victory is worth an impressive £283,550. If all goes well, this race could potentially be Dettori's final ride on his farewell tour, as he considers participating in the big Hong Kong sprint in December with the six-year-old.