Frankie Dettori lands big win… and wine! Italian rides impressive Campanelle to victory, and will now self-isolate before next event
- Frankie Dettori landed the Prix Morny on impressive Campanelle on Sunday
- He missed York’s Ebor meeting as a trade-off to compete with travel restrictions
- The Italian says he has filled his car with cheese and will now self-isolate
Frankie Dettori’s decision to swap York for Deauville paid dividends again on Sunday when he landed the Prix Morny on impressive Campanelle.
Dettori’s sixth win in the group one two-year-old contest on the Wesley Ward-trained filly who had won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot followed last weekend’s successes at Deauville on Palace Pier in the Group One Prix Jacques Le Marois and Mishriff in the Group Two Prix Guillaume D’Ornano.
The Italian opted to base himself in Normandy over the last two weekends rather than ride at York’s Ebor Meeting as a trade-off to compete within COVID-19 travel restrictions
Frankie Dettori rode an impressive Campanelle to victory on Sunday landing the Prix Morny
Dettori will have a COVID-19 test on Monday with elite athlete quarantine rules meaning he will have a few days to regain his race-riding legs before partnering dual Arc winner Enable in the September Stakes at Kempton a week on Saturday.
Dettori said: ‘I have had a fantastic week and some great results. I have filled my car with wine, baguettes and cheese, I will travel through the night, get my test tomorrow and then lock myself in the house for a week.’
Campanelle decisively beat Clive Cox-trained Coventry Stakes winner Nando Parrado two lengths with Richard Fahey’s Rhythm Master running on well to take third a neck further back.
The Italian says he will now self-isolate with cheese and wine at home until the next event
The race did not pan out as planned Queen’s Tactical, who should not be judged too harshly on his was fifth place, beaten just over four lengths.
Ward, who previously won the Morny with No Nay Never and Lady Aurelia, said Campanelle will be given a tentative entry in Newmarket’s Cheveley Park Stakes but her priority target will be the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on her home track of Keeneland in November.
Trainer James Fanshawe’s bold decision to pitch Audarya into yesterday’s Group One Prix Jean Romanet was rewarded with a 22-1 win.