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Retrieve - 28.9.12 - Newmarket

Retrieve: runner-up to odds-on favourite Novellist

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

Dettori second on Godolphin's Retrieve

Report: Italy, Sunday

San Siro: Gran Premio Jockey Club Italiano (Group 1) 1m4f, turf, 3yo+.

On the day it was announced Frankie Dettori and Godolphin are to go their separate ways, the jockey was unable to add to his Group 1 haul in the royal blue silks, as Retrieve finished runner-up to odds-on favourite Novellist (Andreas Wohler/Eduardo Pedroza).

Dettori gave Retrieve every chance with a patient ride but he was simply no match for Novellist from over a furlong out.

The German Derby runner-up drew four-and-a-half lengths clear of Retrieve under a hands-and-heels ride from Pedroza, with Branderburgo a further six lengths back in third.   

Also on Sunday . . .

San Siro: Premio Dormello (Group 3) 1m, turf, 2yo fillies.

Mick Channon's front-running filly Sorella Bella finished runner-up in an Italian Group race for the second successive weekend, losing out close home to Punta Stella (Daniele Zarroli/Mario Esposito).

Sorella Bella, who beat all bar Richard Hannon's Law Enforcement in the Group 1 Gran Criterium on her previous start, took the initiative under Martin Harley inside the final quarter-mile.

However, that move failed to crack Punta Bella, who reeled her in throughout the final furlong, leading close home to score by a neck in Italy's top race for juvenile fillies.

San Siro: Premio Omenoni (Group 3) 5f, turf, 3yo+.

Ralph Beckett-trained Pabusar was beaten four-and-a-half lengths in fifth as victory went to warm favourite Noble Hachy (Luigi Riccardi/Cristian Demuro).

The winner is unbeaten in seven Italian starts, the only defeats of her career coming when twice fifth in French Group races.

Noble Hachy had a length to spare over Dagda Mor, with Govinda a further length-and-three-quarters adrift in third. 

San Siro: Premio Del Piazzale (Group 3) 1m, turf, 3yo+.

Douce Vie (Stefano Botti/Fabio Branca) got the better of a trio of German challengers to record a short-head victory over Combat Zone, with Sanjii Danon and King's Hall filling the minor placings.

 

 
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