Frankie Dettori in a Winter wonderland
Frankie Dettori produced a masterful ride to Operate out a convincing winner of the Betway Winter Derby in Lingfield.
Dettori made one of the visits to the national scene that winter – and – handled racegoers to one of his displays.
When broke out of their stalls, the most Italian dictated event throughout the mile and a quarter and was able to grab the lead.
Things slowed down mid-race and then quickened the pace over two furlongs out before the home turn.
Dubai Warrior (13-8) made a fantastic turn of foot to put more daylight between himself and his rivals to cross the line two and three-quarter lengths before the stablemate Court House.
The favorite, bangkok, was third having been not able to replicate his record-breaking win over the span and distance three months ago.