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Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori

A fascinating renewal of the Unibet Classic Trial takes centre stage at Kempton, as the resumption of racing in Britain moves up a significant notch or two.

More than one smart prospect lines up for the 10-furlong Group Three affair, with preference just about for the John Gosden-trained Hypothetical, with Frankie Dettori doing the steering. The Lope De Vega colt was not seen until December, for a novice event over a mile at Chelmsford, and created a really nice impression.

A little slowly away, Robert Havlin was content to bide his time, but once woken up approaching a couple of furlongs out, his partner quickly got the hang of things and came readily clear of a subsequent winner.

How far he will stay is open to debate, but this 10 furlongs certainly looks within his compass.

Gosden and Dettori can get one on the board in the preceding race, courtesy of Sun Bear in the Unibet 3 Uniboosts A Day "Confined" Fillies' Novice Stakes.

The daughter of Dubawi did more than enough in her narrow defeat to a stablemate at Nottingham in November to suggest she will be winning races, possibly at a decent level.

Billesdon Brook is the class act on show in the Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes.

Richard Hannon's charge was a surprise winner of the 1000 Guineas two years ago and proved her worth once again last year, landing another Group One in the shape of Sun Chariot Stakes.

She actually broke her maiden at Kempton, while victory in a Listed contest at Chelmsford kick-started her four-year-old year, so it is good to know she is another with Polytrack form in the bag. This should serve as a stepping stone to bigger and better things.

Enemy looks to be the exciting one at Yarmouth, where he goes in the first division of the #betyourway At Betway Novice Stakes.

Belfast Telegraph