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The 13th race at Royal Ascot 2023 proved to be the charm for Frankie Dettori, as he put behind him his significant setbacks on the opening day and finally got a winner on the board at his last Royal meeting. Dettori seized control of the Queen’s Vase from the off aboard Gregory, the even-money favourite, and simply refused to yield as Saint George and Oisin Murphy ground their way to within a head of the leader in the straight.
It was the moment that Dettori and also the meeting had needed and, having fought off Saint George after he came alongside a furlong out, Gregory stayed on again to finish a length and a half clear at the line. It was a performance with “St Leger” running through it like a watermark and Gregory is now favourite for the final British Classic of the season, and also of Dettori’s long career.
Written by Greg Wood at Royal Ascot
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jun/21/mostahdaf-races-home-impressive-winner-of-prince-of-wales-at-royal-ascot-frankie-dettori-horse-racing under the title “Frankie Dettori marks his last Royal Ascot with win on Gregory”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.