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Friday, 31 May 2013 14:04

Frankie Dettori returns to racing

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Frankie Dettori is finally back racing as he was granted permission by the French horse racing body and this was quickly followed by the British Horse Authority doing the same.

Sports betting punters will be overjoyed on the return as one the most popular jockeys in history. Frankie was banned for six months for testing positive on a cocaine test, and used his time to out of the racing to travel all over the world and participate in Celebrity Big Brother.

The ban was only raised when the jockey met up the French Medical team and tests then came back negative. Frankie was then given the all clear by the French Galop committee on Tuesday, and paved the way for the BHA to reinstate Frankie’s UK License.

The plan going forward is probably three races in Epsom today and off to have his first Classic ride in Sunday’s French Derby. In the French Derby he has been booked to saddle Andrew Oliver’s First Cornerstone, and everyone is hoping that the jockey celebrates his return with a win. The French Derby is reknown for being a hard race with trying to negotiate through riders and horses always a problem.

First Cornerstone owners they have chosen the perfect rider for a race which requires vast experience and knowledge of the course. Paddypower have priced Frankie Dettori 16/1 to win on First Cornerstone. The strong favourite for the French Derby being Intello priced up at 9/4, Sky Hunter being second favourite at 7/1, and then comes Dalwari at 8/1. Frankie is well worth an each way bet, and smart punters will be making sure they get the Ante Post price, as on race day there is no doubt the price will shorten.

Punters looking for value bets should stay with online bookmaker Paddypower, as the Irish Bookmaker disappoints! At present there is a Friday Epsom Racing Money Back Special. Furthermore, there are few good Frankie Dettori Specials, why not have a bet on Frankie Dettori to be the Top Jockey at Royal Ascot 2013 priced at 25/1!