York-dodger Dettori heading home with two Group 1s, wine, baguettes and cheese
Frankie Dettori's French mission is complete and he can now return home to Britain, albeit for a spell in quarantine.
The master rider raised plenty of eyebrows when he opted to skip York's Ebor festival in favour of a trip across the English Channel, but the benefits of that decision were readily vindicated as Campanelle won the Prix Morny to wrap up a memorable sojourn at Deauville, where he plundered two Group 1s in seven days.
With his job done Dettori is heading back to Newmarket – with a few souvenirs, of course.
He said on Sunday: "It's been great and I've had a fantastic week with some great results.
"I've filled my car with wine, baguettes and cheese, and now I'll travel back to the UK through the night. I'll get my [Covid-19] test tomorrow, lock myself in the house for a week and reflect on this beautiful period of racing."
Dettori's rendezvous in Normandy got off to a flyer last weekend when Mishriff powered home to land the Guillaume d'Ornano and Palace Pier pummelled his rivals to win the Prix Jacques le Marois.
A week enjoying the delights of Deauville followed for the jockey, and Campanelle's success was the cherry on top of a very successful trip.
Under government restrictions, anyone returning from France must self-isolate for a fortnight on return, a period reduced to eight days for elite sportsmen and women provided they pass two tests for Covid-19.
Dettori will not be in action next weekend but will hope to be available to ride Enable in the September Stakes at Kempton on September 5.
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