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Dettori scores at Newmarket on firs day back

Last Updated: 24/10/12 5:56pm

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Frankie Dettori: Partnered Goodwood Mirage for John Dunlop

Frankie Dettori: Partnered Goodwood Mirage for John Dunlop

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Frankie Dettori proved that the recent spell in the headlines hasn't affected his ability in the saddle as he booted home a winner at Newmarket on his first day back in the saddle since his split from Godolphin was revealed on Sunday.

The Italian's 18-year contract with Sheikh Mohammed's racing operation is coming to a close but he showed all of his old dash aboard Goodwood Mirage.

Dettori was busy pushing away on his mount halfway through the seven-furlong Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Maiden Stakes but the hard work paid off as the John Dunlop-trained newcomer picked up in stirring fashion through the closing strides to get the better of Legal Waves and Yarroom after that pair had fought out a protracted battle.

Flying Dismount

The 12-1 shot scored by three-quarters of a length and Dettori arrived in the winner's circle to a rousing reception from racegoers.

He wasn't about to disappoint and after a clenched fist salute, Dettori gave his trademark flying dismount before blowing a kiss to a large band from the successful Goodwood Racehorse Owners Group.

Dunlop, who himself retires at the end of the season, said: "Frankie gave him (Goodwood Mirage) a great ride - he always does.

"Frankie is not just world class, he's top of the world class. I'm sure he will be employed by many people with huge success for many years to come."

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