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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Dettori the big attraction at Lingfield with three rides

Frankie Dettori: irrepressible
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Frankie Dettori adds a touch of star dust to Lingfield's card as he visits the track for three rides on the all-weather. So far Dettori has had only four rides in Britain this year, his only winner coming home in front at this track, and looks to have decent chances to add to his tally.

First up is the John Gosden-trained The Mums (2.45), whose sole win from nine starts was achieved with Dettori aboard and bids to get off the mark on the all-weather at the sixth attempt.

He has one other ride for Gosden on Antonian (5.15), who was a winner last time out at Wolverhampton in December and could represent his best chance of a winner.

Sandwiched between those rides is the Al Shaqab-owned and Richard Hannon-trained Haylah (3.15), who makes her handicap debut.

More headlines for Cap'N?

Cap'N may have had only six starts but wherever he goes headlines seem to follow, and the seven-year-old has his first run on the all-weather at Kempton (6.45).

The mile novice contest is a considerably easier assignment than Cap'N's Flat debut, which came in the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day last year.

Cap'N (far side): set to make his first start on the all-weather
He has since had several tough tasks over hurdles, but made more news when upsetting 1-20 shot Tree Of Liberty at Ludlow on his chase debut last time.

"With the weather as bad as it is we wanted to avoid the bad conditions as he appreciated nice ground at Ludlow," said trainer Claire Dyson.

Regarding his chances, she added: "I'm sure there are a couple of really nice horses in there. He'll probably mix and match Flat and jumping." 

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I'm sure there are a couple of really nice horses in there. He'll probably mix and match Flat and jumping
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