Frankie Dettori is snatched up to ride Piz Badile in the Cazoo Derby at Epsom


Frankie Dettori is snatched up to ride Piz Badile at Epsom with the Ulysses colt being kept fresh since the win in the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown, while Inspiral will head straight to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

  • Frankie Dettori will ride Ulysses colt Piz Badile in the Cazoo Derby next month
  • The Donnacha O’Brien trained colt won the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown
  • The Epsom classic will be Piz Badile’s first event since the victory last month
  • Meanwhile, Inspiral will head straight to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

Frankie Dettori has been snapped up to ride Piz Badile in the Cazoo Derby next month.

The Ulysses colt has been kept fresh for the Epsom Classic since winning the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown, with trainer Donnacha O’Brien deciding against a return to the Foxrock venue for the Derby Trial won by Stone Age.

Alan Cooper, racing manager to Piz Badile’s owners the Niarchos family, said: ‘Frankie is going to ride at Epsom. The horse is in good form. 

Frankie Dettori has been snapped up to ride Piz Badile in the Cazoo Derby next month

Frankie Dettori has been snapped up to ride Piz Badile in the Cazoo Derby next month

The Ulysses colt has been kept fresh for the Epsom Classic since winning the Ballysax Stakes

The Ulysses colt has been kept fresh for the Epsom Classic since winning the Ballysax Stakes

‘We’ve got just under three weeks to go, so hopefully he stays in good form between now and then.

‘Donnacha is very happy with his horse and the decision was made not to go to the Derrinstown (Derby Trial), which would have been the horse’s third trip to Leopardstown.’

Inspiral, favourite for the 1,000 Guineas before being withdrawn the week before the race, will head straight to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Inspiral (ridden by Dettori above) will head straight to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

Inspiral (ridden by Dettori above) will head straight to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

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