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Frankie Dettori is ready for fun time at the Epsom Oaks

By Frank Brownlow

Published 04/06/2015

Frankie Dettori has not had a ride in the Derby since 2011
Frankie Dettori has not had a ride in the Derby since 2011

Frankie Dettori will attempt to secure the first leg of a stunning Classic double on Jazzi Top in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.

Dettori will then turn his attention to Saturday's Investec Derby, the Italian aiming to repeat his 2007 success on Authorized when he rides Golden Horn, favourite for the £1.4million showpiece.

Changed times for Dettori who has not even had a ride in the Derby since 2011.

Crystal Zvezda and Legatissimo head the betting in tomorrow's £450,000 Classic.

Aidan O'Brien is no stranger to Oaks success and Together Forever holds every chance of giving him a fifth win.

While O'Brien has saddled favourites Alexandrova and Imagine to victory, his first winner Shahtoush was available at double-figure odds, as was shock 2012 winner Was, admirably demonstrating it is dangerous to write off any filly he fields.

That comment certainly applies to Together Forever who was among the top rank as a juvenile last term, winning three of her six outings, culminating in success in the Fillies Mile at Newmarket last autumn.

That was probably not the strongest renewal of the Group One feature and of those to finish behind, only 1000 Guineas runner-up Lucida has really posted anything to write home about, but she could do little more than win.

As a daughter of Galileo, Together Forever always looked a likely Oaks type and O'Brien has seemingly mapped her campaign out accordingly, bringing her back to action for the Musidora at York.

She was beaten a head by the reopposing Star Of Seville that day but as Together Forever was conceding 4lb to a race-fit rival, there is every reason to expect that form to be reversed here

Together Forever technically has some ground to find with both Legatissimo and Jack Naylor on last year's form but she appeals as a filly bound to be suited by the step up in trip who has yet to really show her best this term and is available at a decent price - around 9-1 - in what could be an open year.

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