British Champions Day: Frankie Dettori Set For UK Swansong at Ascot

Michael Black
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British Champions Day: Frankie Dettori Set For UK Swansong at Ascot

Top jockey Frankie Dettori will wave goodbye to the United Kingdom on what promises to be an emotional British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.

Dettori has five rides booked at the Berkshire track and will be eager to sign-off with at least one winner before heading to the United States to continue his career.

We have scoured the entries for the prestigious meeting to identify which horses are most likely to give Dettori the perfect send-off at Ascot.


  • Kinross a banker bet for Dettori.
  • Free Wind aiming to bounce back.
  • King of Steel could be the last hurrah.

Kinross Looks Good in the Sprint

With Shaquille a non-runner in the British Champions Sprint Stakes, Dettori should be able to get off the mark for the day aboard Kinross.

The Kingman gelding can be backed at 13/8 on several UK betting apps, but punters will need to move fast to take advantage of those odds.

Kinross won this race last season and with ground conditions in his favour he will be tough to beat in this year’s renewal.

Free Wind on a Recovery Mission

Dettori will be aboard Free Wind in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes and will fancy his chances of recording another victory.

However, the horse ran poorly in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp earlier this month and makes limited appeal at odds of 3/1 on several new betting sites.

Top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien could scupper Dettori’s hopes in this race, with his Jackie Oh looking primed to secure a first Group 1 success.

King Of Steel Could Bring the House Down

The British Champions Middle Distance Stakes will be Dettori’s final appearance in the UK and he may well win the race aboard King Of Steel.

Roger Varian’s three-year-old has been given time to recover from being given a dreadful ride in the Irish Champions Stakes at Leopardstown and should run a massive race this weekend.

Ante-post odds of 4/1 with horse racing betting sites are guaranteed to vanish, with punters expected to back King Of Steel off the boards with Dettori in the plate.