Friday, October 04, 2013

Odds 'n' ends

Frankie Dettori suffered a broken ankle when falling from Eland Ally at Nottingham on Thursday - that puts the cap on a miserable season for the former champion. Thierry Jarnet replaces Dettori on Treve in a vintage renewal of the Arc this Sunday - Novellist, impressive on his penultimate start in the King George at Ascot, is nothing more than a tentative suggestion for a difficult-looking race.

McCririck has had his share of headlines over the past few days but the news Channel 4 considered Gok Wan for a role in its revamped racing coverage is certain to have raised a few eyebrows at tracks up and down the country.

Just one low-key hint this week - in the concluding bumper at Fontwell tomorrow I'll look for a decent showing from Colin Tizzard's Third Act.

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