And it was a case of America beating Australia as the winner thwarted favouriteBrazen Beau, who raced alone on the stands’ side under Craig Williams.   Leave a comment

Undrafted - Frankie Dettori wins

Undrafted and Frankie Dettori (13) run down Australia’s Brazen Beau

 PICTURE: Mark Cranham (

Undrafted a diamond for Dettori and Ward

Report: Royal Ascot, Saturday

Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Group 1) 6f, 4yo+

THE Frankie Dettori renaissance continued as Undrafted struck at 14-1 for the star rider and US trainer Wesley Ward. And it was a case of America beating Australia as the winner thwarted favouriteBrazen Beau, who raced alone on the stands’ side under Craig Williams.


The pair finished clear of Astaire in third sport with Music Master back in fourth.

It was the third victory of the week for Dettori and second for Ward on the back of Acapulco’s Queen Mary success on Wednesday and a sixth success at the meeting overall for the California-based trainer, who away from the track has had a difficult week with his Denae daughter falling ill and he was understandably quite emotional in the winner’s circle.

“We were in Frimley Park Hospital all night as my daughter had the touch of the Bell’s palsy.

“It means so much, she’s really special and especially for this little girl she really wanted to come out here and we were in hospital all night. Derrick Smith sent over a brilliant doctor but it didn’t look like we were going to make it. But this was such a big race, such a big win. It tops all the wins including Breeders’ Cups and everything else. Frankie has got the touch, he’s incredible.”

The five-year-old winner hadn’t raced at Ascot before but he was fourth behind Slade Power in last year’s July Cup and had clearly come on for that experience as Dettori came with a withering late burst on the far side of the track just when it looked like Brazen Beau was getting up with his solo run away from the rest of the field. It was a bold effort from the 7-2 joint market leader but not quite enough.

As for Dettori, things continue on the up for two-time Derby-winning jockey. This was his 52nd winner at the royal meeting and not surprisingly it was a pretty popular result with the crowd.

“Unbelievable,” said Dettori afterwards. “Wesley is a good friend and has been a great supporter of me so to win this race for him is great. I didn’t want to kick too soon and it proved the right thing to do.”


Posted June 21, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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