Talking Horses: Dettori chooses France over York despite quarantine rules | sport

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isA sobering moment for the British race Frankie Dettori, one of its most popular ambassadors, chose to ride in France this weekend rather than take part in the four-day meeting of Ebor in York on the week next. The new quarantine restrictions mean that by traveling to France on Saturday the jockey will be unable to compete for at least the next week, but he calculates it’s a sacrifice worth making to have the chance to be on Palace Pier in the Jacques Prize on Sunday. Marois in Deauville.“It was a very difficult decision to make,” Dettori said through his Sportingindex column, “but I hope it’s the right one and Palace Pier can show us why.” Last seen at Royal Ascot in June, Palace Pier is the 5-4 favorite for Sunday’s race, worth £ 290,542 to the winner.



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