Frankie Dettori factor ensures English King is in prime position to clinch victory in Investec Derby

Frankie Dettori factor ensures English King is in prime position to clinch victory in Investec Derby


Frankie Dettori factor ensures English King is in prime position to clinch victory in the Investec Derby at Epsom

  • English Kings hangs on to favouritism for Investec Derby due to Dettori factor
  • However, his position is coming under threat from Mogul on Saturday
  • Dettori’s mount is now at 7-2 with Coral with his draw in stall one a disadvantage 

The Frankie Factor should ensure English King hangs on to favouritism for the Investec Derby despite his position coming under threat from Mogul.

Coral have eased Frankie Dettori’s mount to 7-2 with his draw in stall one seen as a disadvantage.

Mogul is now as short as 4-1 after it was confirmed Ryan Moore would ride, despite Mogul being beaten at Royal Ascot and emerging from stall two, which has never housed a Derby winner since starting stalls were introduced in 1967.

Frankie Dettori rides favourite English King in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday

Bookmakers are braced for a Dettori barrage. The 49-year-old jockey rides second favourite Frankly Darling in the Oaks and his dual Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable in Saturday’s Coral- Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

David Stevens of Coral said: ‘If Frankly Darling wins the Oaks we are likely to see a contraction of English King’s Derby price. Frankie is still the jockey who has the following among the masses and Derby day attracts punters who do not bet regularly.’

Enable faces six rivals in the Eclipse, including Coronation Cup winner Ghaiyyath and 2019 International Stakes winner Japan.



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