Frankie Dettori faces tactical headache on Derby favourite English King


  • Jockey’s mount will race from the unfavoured stall one
  • No Derby winner has come from No 1 draw since 1999

Frankie Dettori will face one of Epsom’s most demanding tactical challenges for the first time in his career on Saturday after the draw for the Derby placed his mount English King, the favourite, in stall one, on the outside of a 16-strong field as they turn right and uphill in the early stages of the race.

English King will be Dettori’s 25th ride in the Derby as he looks for his third win in the Classic, and his first from stall one, which has not supplied the winner since Oath, with Kieren Fallon in the saddle, beat 15 opponents in 1999. Dettori was alongside Fallon in stall two that year, aboard the brilliant Dubai Millennium, who was sent off favourite at 5-1 but suffered the only defeat of his 10-race career as he trailed home in ninth place.

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Written by Greg Wood
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