Epsom Derby: Frankie Dettori likely to ride Golden Horn

Golden Horn (left) wins the Dante Stakes at York
Golden Horn (left) clocked up his third career win at York

Frankie Dettori is relishing the prospect of riding in the Derby for the first time in four years after being lined up on favourite Golden Horn.

The 44-year-old, who won on Authorized in 2007, is set to compete in the famous Classic for the 20th time on 6 June.

Golden Horn - trained by John Gosden - was ridden to victory in the Dante Stakes at York by William Buick, but he may be aboard stablemate Jack Hobbs.

"Of course I'm excited," said Dettori.

Owner Anthony Oppenheimer, who plans to pay a £75,000 fee to add Golden Horn to the Derby field, said Dettori is "very likely" to ride.

"He was a good winner of the Dante and he's a worthy favourite for the Derby" said the jockey.

"It brings back those memories of 2007 (Authorized's Derby success) when I didn't sleep for two weeks, so you can imagine how I feel right now."

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