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'When Frankie is having a big day I would rather be in Alcatraz'

Jamie Spencer: does not share the same affection when Frankie Dettori has a great day
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I couldn't believe the price. She was fourth in a Ribblesdale and at one stage she was the 20-1 outsider. I'm not a betting man but I had £10 each-way – that's me!
Peter Chapple-Hyam expresses his surprise at the 16-1 starting price of Ayr winner Bharani Star on Wednesday

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I've always said to my mates never cash out, so I look a bit daft now, but I had to take some of it – it was too big not to
Punter Paul Dean explains his rationale behind cashing out his potentially life-changing accumulator in March

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I don't want to be racing on Mondays or Tuesdays. Being a busy fool is pointless. It's crap racing and crap prize-money, so if I don't have to go, I don't go
Jamie Spencer explains why he isn't fond of riding at the start of the week

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I’ve missed going racing a lot so it’s great to be back. I love racing – absolutely millions – and have always followed it. We could just do with the weather getting better!
Fergal O'Brien's honorary assistant Kian Burley samples the delights of the great British weather on his return to the racecourse

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I looked up and they were showing a replay of the finish. Might Bite was in it and I thought 'what the hell happened to him? Why is he there?
Part-owner Simon Philip recalls Might Bite's remarkable 2017 RSA Chase win

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When Frankie is having a big day I would rather be in Alcatraz. He was horrific after he won the 1,000 Guineas. He started telling us he would ride until he's 65. I didn't even stop to have a shower. I just got into my clothes and left
Jamie Spencer also jokingly speaks about the antics of Frankie Dettori in the weighing room

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She's got a huge future. It's early days in this filly's career, she's still only a frame. To go from a maiden to doing that is pretty something, isn't it?
David O'Meara waxes lyrical about Twilight Spinner following her easy victory in the Cecil Frail on Friday

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'All hell broke loose, but it was perfect. Grown men were crying that day'

'It's like being at the Battle of Hastings with a machine gun'

'England needs Ireland and Ireland needs England to make competitive racing'

'I hate bookmakers. They sponsor a few races and everyone thinks they're great'

'When you see your face on papers in Japan and China you know it's different'

'Then he went 150-1 and I said, 'For feck sake, I have to have a bit of that''

'I suppose Tiger will have to wait until he's 17 to try to win his third'

'I can't wait to lie on a beach knowing the telephone isn't going to ring'

'I was in a dark place but was enticed back with unfinished business'

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I thought 'what the hell happened to him? Why is he there?
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