Frankie is mae­stro of Longchamp

The Racing Paper - - Trends And Diary -

FRANKIE Det­tori read­ily ad­mits that it took him a while to con­quer the chal­leng­ing con­tours of Longchamp.

But he has been a master at the track for many years as he showed on Sun­day with his sixth vic­tory in the Prix de l’Arc de Tri­om­phe on En­able.

Re­mark­ably it was his thir­ti­eth ride in the race. His record would surely have stretched to seven suc­cesses in the Arc but for the un­timely an­kle in­jury that cost him the win­ning ride on Treve in 2013.

Det­tori was at his in­stinc­tive best on Sun­day as he poached a cru­cial lead 300 yards out on En­able be­fore coax­ing her home in front with­out reach­ing for his whip de­spite the fu­ri­ous late charge of Sea of Class.

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