online betting logo
Online Betting Best Online Bookmakers Betting Bonus Betting News Betting Tips
jump to content

Frankie Dettori Specials – Horse Racing Betting

What next for Frankie after drugs shame?

6th December 2012 / paul
Horse Racing Betting

Let’s not beat about the bush here, the use of any kind of illegal drug in sport in general is abhorrent. Not only is it almost certainly harmful to the wrongdoer, it’s an attempt to cheat genuine rivals and usually the paying public. The actions of the likes of Lance Armstrong and Ben Johnson are reprehensible and they deserve to have their names struck from the record books. But can we really tar everyone who has strayed from the straight and narrow with the same brush?

There’s been no official confirmation but Frankie Dettori‘s misdemeanours apparently involved recreational rather than performance-enhancing stimulants and that’s why the racing public should probably give the veteran Italian jockey another chance. There are some who nod sagely and say that recent events explain how Dettori always appears so bubbly. Of course, nobody smiles all of the time and Frankie is no longer in the full flush and youth and, sometimes, will feel his advancing years when trying to compete with much younger rivals. But racing needs characters like him, albeit drugs-free. In British racing, A P McCoy may ride more winners and Ryan Moore may have more steely determination. Richard Hughes has managed to adjust his riding style and become champion jockey but none of them are as entertaining as Frankie in front of a camera, his ‘Flying Dismount’ still a trademark after big-race success. One does wonder if Sheikh Mohammed had more than an inkling that his retained rider had been a naughty boy when severing their long-standing connection earlier this year – the timing makes sense. But, after a suitable period of rehabilitation, that’s no reason for the rest of us to give up on one of the most extrovert characters on the racecourse.

Paddy Power are offering 4/1 that Dettori returns with a winner when his ban ends in 2013 and Evens that he rides a Group 1 winner in either the UK or Ireland next year. There’s a rumour that Ballydoyle may give him some help in that respect. Coral go 10/1 that he rides a UK Classic winner in 2013 but we already know he’ll miss both the 1000 and 2000 Guineas. The same firm thinks he may branch out into reality TV and only offer 2/1 that the Italian appears in either I’m A Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing or Celebrity Big Brother next year.



Cheltenham Festival Betting
Who will win the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2015? Odds & Preview
 - Punters find value on the Road To Riches
William Hill
Supreme Novices Hurdle 2015 betting - William Hill guarantees return for all
 - Lucky 15 tempter and guaranteed returns for Festival opener
Cheltenham Festival Betting
AP McCoy Cheltenham Betting Specials at Bet365
 - What will McCoy achieve on Festival farewell?
Horse Racing Betting
StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase Odds - Horse Racing Betting February 28
 - Meteor could rocket to Greatwood success
Cheltenham Festival Betting
Cheltenham 2015 betting - lost stake refunds if Douvan lands Supreme Novices
 - All losing bets refunded if Douvan delivers in Festival opener
Cheltenham Festival Betting
Un De Sceaux 4/7 odds to win Arkle - Cheltenham 2015












Tags:

Print This Post Print This Post

Injuries and Suspensions
Our EPL injuries & suspensions - always up to date!
Sports Betting Strategies
Sports betting strategies - winning bets with strategy!
Betting Explained
Betting terms explained - understand the terminology!
System Bets Calculator
Bet successfully with the best system bets calculator!
  Online Betting Free Bet Details Betting Articles Betting Companies Sportingbet Bet365  
  In Play Betting Betting odds explained Sitemap Paddy Power William Hill  
Great success with your Online Betting - 2005-2015 online - betting .me.uk