FRESH off a Royal Ascot to remember, Frankie Dettori now has the Investec Derby in his sights.
And with John Gosden unlikely to have a runner in the Epsom showpiece, trainer Ed Walker has called on the star to partner antepost favourite English King.
The Italian has won the Derby twice, most recently on Golden Horn in 2015 and Walker is hoping his big-race experience will aid the 3-1 market leader.
But one mans gain is another mans loss, with Tom Marquand missing out on the biggest ride of his career after partnering the son of Camelot on his previous two starts – the latter of those when he shot into Derby contention after the Lingfield Derby Trial.
English King is owned by Bjorn Nielsen and the owner-breeder has struck up a relationship with Dettori with Stradivarius’ Group 1 heroics in the same colours.
Lambourn trainer Walker said: “Frankie is going to ride English King in the Derby.
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