13th Group One win for Dettori this season

13th Group One win for Dettori this season

Frankie Dettori has ridden his 13th Group One winner of the European season, steering the John Gosden-trained Coronet to victory in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville.

Gosden sent the five-year-old to France to run on Sunday (Monday AEST) in preference to a clash with star stablemate Enable in the Yorkshire Oaks later in the week, and the decision paid dividends.

“She’s a wonderful filly and doesn’t know how to run a bad race,” Dettori said.

Having run a series of creditable races at Group One level, she finally broke her duck last time out in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

With that boosting her confidence, Coronet always looked the likely winner again in a deep field, with Dettori kicking her clear over a furlong (200m) out as Coronet displayed a sharp turn of foot to hold off the Freddy Head-trained With You.

“She’s done it well,” Gosden said.

“She has that weird way of running with her head on an angle, but it doesn’t stop her.

“She’s been a great filly to train. Hopefully she’ll have one more run now in the Filly and Mares at Ascot on Champions Day.”

Credit: PAA