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Mickael Barzalona: the Derby winner has picked up top Godolphin rides

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Mickael Barzalona to ride Delegator at Royal Ascot

DERBY winning jockey Mickael Barzalona is to take the plum ride on Delegator in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes as he stands in for the suspended Frankie Dettori for Godolphin on the final two days of Royal Ascot next week.

Barzalona, who made world headlines with his victory celebration as Pour Moi crossed the line in front at Epsom on Saturday, has a record of six wins from 14 rides for Godolphin in Britain this year.

Simon Crisford, racing manager to Godolphin, said: "Mickael is set to ride for us on the last two days of Ascot when his main ride will be Delegator in the Golden Jubilee.

"He will ride one of our three entries in the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes on the same day, which are Passion for Gold, Campanologist and Calvados Blues. Johnny Murtagh is also likely to ride for us in this race."

Of otherplans for the five-day meeting, Crisford added: "Earlier in the week, we are likely to run both Rewilding and Debussy in the Prince of Wales's Stakes on Wednesday.

"Sajjhaa is on target for the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes together with Anna Salai on the same day.

"In the Gold Cup on Thursday, Holberg and Opinion Poll are our likely runners, while Khawlah is set to go in the Group 2 Ribblesdale."

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