Frankie Focus: Frankie Dettori rides rated on Thursday at Doncaster

The small but mighty Milanese drew a blank at Doncaster on day one of the St Leger Festival, meaning he’ll be hungry for a win on Thursday, September 9.

Dettori has four rides on Thursday at Town Moor and Planet Sport have you covered for them all as we sort the durum wheat from the chaff for the Italian's rides.

2.10 Doncaster - Claim The Stars

Dettori starts Thursday with a real outsider in the Weatherbys Scientific £200,000 2-Y-O Stakes.

Given the 22 runner field is so competitive, it may be that Claim The Stars is a touch overpriced for the in-form Mark Johnston team with the inimitable Italian on board.

Beaten by just a neck in his last two starts, the Starspangledbanner colt will still need to find extra and, facing a tough ask at the ratings, a place may be his best hope.

Star Rating: 2 Stars.

2.40 Doncaster - Inspiral

Perhaps there is an Inspiral Carpets fan at the Cheveley Park Stud but the Gosdens will be hoping to know how it feels to emerge as winners at the end of this mile test.

The Frankel filly is odds on to take the Mill Hill Stakes and everything points towards victory and a third win on the bounce for Inspiral.

Dettori wasn't on board when Inspiral won her maiden at Newmarket in June but hopped on to take a nice listed fillies' stakes at Sandown a month later.

Inspiral beat Wild Beauty with the Godolphin filly going on to take second in the not too shabby Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket.

While the race is unlikely to be a procession at Doncaster, it will be need to be a bad day for Inspiral to see her out of the top one.

Star Rating: 5 Stars.

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3.15 Doncaster - Free Wind

Featuring the pretty white and green silks, seen recently on top sprinter Suesa, Free Wind represents the respected owner George Strawbridge.

John and Thady Gosden sent Free Wind to Deauville for the Group 3 Prix Minerve in August and the filly returned with a tidy prize of over £35,000.

Out of Galileo, Free Wind oozes a bit of class and has already won this season at Doncaster on good to soft, which bodes well for any storm sodden going.

Never having dropped out the first two in her last four starts, Free Wind could make this race a breeze.

Star Rating: 4 Stars.

4.15 Doncaster - Harrovian

You don't need a public school education to know that this Gosden runner has a live chance in a three runner field.

A course and distance winner in June, Harrovian has been knocking on the door for a while, including a solid second at Doncaster in July on good to soft ground which stands the gelding in good stead if the skies turn black on Town Moor.

The famous ex-soccer referee David Elleray taught at Harrow, the school whose students this horse is named after. 

Harrovian should have the ability to escape a ticking off from teacher and to score against his pair of opponents.

Star Rating: 4 Stars.

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