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Frankie returns on Silver Ocean

Silver Ocean (USA)
Photo: Erika Rasmussen (www.erikarphotography.com)

Frankie Dettori fresh from a wonderful double on his return to racing at Lingfield in the UK returns to Meydan and has the ride on the Niels Petersen trained Silver Ocean, a two race winner on his last two starts he must have a good chance after Frankie was booked aboard by his agent Ray Cochrane.

Drawn 13 he has a chance over the mile trip to get into a good position if Frankie can jump and run, he made all in both of those wins and the field will enjoy a good front runner with a good pace set. The last victory was in a Listed event and that is good enough form to make a challenge here.

He has to take on a couple of course and distance experts in capital Attraction and the stately Barbecue Eddie, the latter is trying to record a fifth Carnival victory in five seasons and this mile trip is his favourite and a step down in class after his run behind Shuruq in the Maktoum Challenge. It was no surprise that in form Paul Hanagan chose Eddie to ride from a decent draw of stall 9.