By Andrew Atkinson
Frankie Dettori is set to be amongst the winners at Newmarket on Saturday – after a prolonged delay to return to racing – amid awaiting the clearance of a coronavirus test.
“I must have got caught up in the backlog of Covid-19 tests – I only got my negative result back on September 23,” said Dettori, who returned to racing on Thursday.
Dettori was keen to ride out on Enable in midweek, ahead of the Arc, but was instructed to stay away, pending his COVID-19 test result: “I was looking forward riding out Enable,” rued Dettori.
The UK Government’s coronavirus test-and-trace programme has resulted in a backlog: “The NHS are snowed under with testing at the moment – I’m glad I got mine back, eventually. I hope to get back on Enable at the weekend,” said Dettori, in self-isolation after returning from Deauville in August, who will be riding Enable in the Arc de Triomphe on October 4.
Italian superstar Dettori rides John Gosden trained Hidden Breeze (1.15) tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info on the opening race at Newmarket on Saturday.
Dettori is also tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info to land the Group 2 C1 Judmonte Royal Lodge Stakes over 1m on New Mandate (1.50).
Martin Meade trained Method (3.00) with Dettori up is tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info to win the G1 C1 Judmonte Middle Park Stakes over 6f, having chalked up two wins from two races, including a Class 1 over 6f at Newbury in July.
Jockey Ben Curtis is noted by fromthehorsesmouth.info on Dandalla (2.25) tipped to win the Judmonte Cheveley Park G1 Fillies over 6f, having scored three wins from three outings to date.
Curtis is also selected by fromthehorsesmouth.info on board Rae Guest trained Cry Havoc (4.40).
The bet365 C2 Cambridgeshire Handicap over 1m 1f sees 29 runners go to post. Derevo (3.35) trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore and Ilaraab trained by Willie Haggas and ridden by Cieron Fallon are both each-way fromthehorsesmouth.info selections.
Ralph Beckett trained Iconic Queen (4.10) ridden by Harry Bentley is selected each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.info.