Dettori set to steal the limelight

Frankie Dettori will be the star attraction as Great Yarmouth Racecourse stages the start of its two day Spring Meeting this afternoon.Dettori, who will be looking to break his Derby hoodoo aboard Authorized on Saturday, has just one ride booked this afternoon - when he rides Gongidas in the Express Cafes Maiden Stakes off at 3.

Frankie Dettori will be the star attraction as Great Yarmouth Racecourse stages the start of its two day Spring Meeting this afternoon.

Dettori, who will be looking to break his Derby hoodoo aboard Authorized on Saturday, has just one ride booked this afternoon - when he rides Gongidas in the Express Cafes Maiden Stakes off at 3.20. Despite making his racecourse debut, this Godolphin-trained colt must be respected and is sure to be shake up against some useful rivals, including We'll Come - who looks the main danger.

It could be a good afternoon for local trainer, George Prodromou, who could land a nice double with Al Rayanah and Shaika.

Al Rayanah takes her chance in the Letheby & Christopher Handicap, off at 3.55. This consistent four year-old filly was placed three times at Great Yarmouth last season, including a good second back in August and she is sure to go close again. Shaika, lines up in the Banham Poultry Handicap, off at 5.05.


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This filly was a course and distance winner back in October and with conditions in her favour again, could find the winners' enclosure once more.

The afternoon gets underway at 2.10, with the E.B.F. Novice Stakes for two year-olds over six furlongs, in which Rubirosa looks one for the shortlist. This Michael Dods-trained colt made a pleasing debut at Ripon, when winning by three lengths and is fancied to run well again.

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The Welsh-raider, Mama Leo, is the selection for Great Yarmouth Mercury Selling Stakes at 2.45. This two year-old filly has shown enough promise from her opening three starts, to see her breaking her maiden tag this afternoon.

Bakhoor is an improving filly and is strongly fancied to win the Bos Magazine Handicap over six furlongs, at 4.30. This Willie Jarvis-trained filly progressed well last season, winning her last two starts at Warwick and Leicester. Despite making her seasonal reappearance this afternoon, Bakhoor should be too good for her rivals.

Magic Amigo has a good chance in the finale at 5.35, the Racecourse Video Services Handicap. Trained at Royston by John Jenkins, this gelding seems to reserve his best form over today's distance and with conditions underfoot also to his likening, he is sure to run well, with Eddie Ahern in the saddle once more.

Watch out for Gigs Magic, from the Mark Johnston stable, who looks the main threat.

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