Frankie Dettori strikes on Star Catcher in Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot

Her excellent campaign rounded with Success from the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

John Gosdens filly has been a maiden at the beginning of the year, with finished sixth on her juvenile start in Chelmsford.
But a fantastic case can now be made for her being the most effective middle-distance filly of her generation after incorporating this Group One trophy to her sooner big-race wins this season at the Ribblesdale in Royal Ascot, the Irish Oaks at the Curragh and the Prix Vermeille in Paris.
With Frankie Dettori in the saddle, also Ocean The Stars girl was the 7-4 preferred to offer her owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer using an third Champions Day success in as many years following the wins of this Cracksman at the Champion Stakes.
It was not all plain sailing to the industry leader as she was hard at work halfway up the house right – and was temporarily short of space afterwards Sun Maiden drifted round the trail, leaving Star Catcher the meat in the sandwich between her and Delphinia contrary to the far rail.
Gosdens charge rallied courageously getting the better of Delphinia together with also the luckless Fleeting fourth after encountering traffic issues and Sun Maiden third, with a brief head.
Dettori made it winner amount 18 at Group One level this season, and bounced back following defeat for Stradivarius in the Long Distance Cup.
He said:Obviously I am still somewhat sour about Stradivarius, but the floor is somewhat worse than we ever thought. Ive gone for smiling in 30 minutes from crying.
Shes beautiful, she is tough – I think shes staying in coaching, with a bit of chance, and shes a superb filly.
She has provided me 250th Group One and 18th this season, so I adore her.

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