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Hat-trick hero Frankie eyes Epsom glory after So Mi Dar sparkles

By Nick Robson

Frankie Dettori lit up day one of York's May meeting by riding a treble which was highlighted by the easy success of So Mi Dar in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes.

Regally bred, by Dubawi out of the brilliant mare Dar Re Mi, she brought a 100% record to the notable Oaks trial, having already beaten the colts in the Derby Trial at Epsom.

Sent off the 4-5 favourite to beat six rivals at York, her victory at Epsom earned her a place in the Derby but trainer John Gosden pushed that particular question on to the owners yesterday.

"We're heading towards Epsom. She's a proper mile and a half filly and if those two run (Minding and So Mi Dar), it will be some Oaks," said Gosden.

When asked about the Derby, he said: "The man who will probably make that decision is the man who named her, Andrew (Lloyd Webber, owner-breeder)."

Dettori said: "She'll give me a good spin around Epsom. Now it's up to Minding (hot Oaks favourite). She's got to step up in distance - she's very good - but I've got a good one, also."

The Italian bagged his treble as Magical Memory landed the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes and Gosden's 9-2 favourite Castle Harbour won the Conundrum HR Consulting Stakes.

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