Frankie Focus: Frankie Dettori rides rated on Doncaster St Leger day

A great week for Frankie Dettori at the Doncaster St Leger Festival with four wins. Planet Sport raises a glass to him with a look at his final two rides on Town Moor, including the classic St Leger.

Who could avoid a dabble on Dettori considering the form he is in at Doncaster?

Dettori looks set to leave the 2.20 field royally blue aboard the Queen's Reach For The Moon while there's an outside chance of a 1080P showing for High Definition in the St Leger.

2.20 Doncaster - Reach For The Moon

It's unclear if Her Majesty is a fan of defunct kiddy-pop combo S Club 7 but there's every chance that Windsor castle could be following that rainbow come the end of the race.

John and Thady Gosden's Sea The Stars colt was second in the Chesham at Ascot behind Ballydoyle's Point Lonsdale, which works out at decent form after Aidan O'Brien's charge went on to win the Irish Futurity Stakes as easy as cake.

That second in the Chesham was over a soft seven furlongs which is spot on conditions for Saturday at Doncaster with the ground Tiramisu sponge levels of squelchy after recent rain.

Reach For The Moon then headed for a class four Novice Stakes, at Newbury which would have been considered a nice, easy test but for coming up against Andrew Balding's Harrow, who won well at Doncaster this week. Reach For The Moon put four lengths past Harrow in another nice bit of form.

The Queen would no doubt have been delighted when her home bred scored last time out at Sandown in the Solario Stakes, again over seven furlongs at Group 3 level.

Saturday's Group 2 is Reach For The Moon's toughest test yet, but he's done nothing wrong, is heading the right way and looks sure to put in an effervescent showing in the Champagne Stakes at Donny.

Plus points: Rock solid form. John and Thady Gosden in fine fettle. Well bred.

Star Rating: 5 Stars.

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3.35 Doncaster - High Definition

If there was ever a time for Aidan O'Brien's High Definition to deliver, it is now, with the one time Epsom Derby favourite becoming a stranger to the winners' enclosure and troubling scientific calculators with his form figures.

There's no doubt that the Galileo colt was bred to be good but just hasn't delivered the goods after a Group 2 win at the Curragh in September 2020.

That said, this is the type of race that O'Brien can pull out of the bag with one of his four entries and the booking of the fearless Frankie could eke out improvement on soft ground which will be a leveller.

The fact that the Smith, Magnier and Tabor et al put up £50,000 to supplement High Definition for the race shows there must still be some faith in their faltering colt.

This classic race is the chance for High Definition to show his class in clarity or go down as a bit of a fuzzy flop. Never say never with Ballydoyle…

Positives: Epsom Derby ante-post favourite. Initially well regarded. Supplemented for St Leger.

Star Rating: 2 Stars.

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