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SUN Met Day has just got even better, more exciting with the news that celebrity superstar Frankie Dettori will be riding at the Kenilworth spectacle on 28 January. Knowing Frankie’s love for champagne, the organisers will be stocking up on GH Mumm!

One of the best things about Frankie Dettori is that he gets louder, and funnier, in front of large crowds – and also seems to ride even better than he normally does. The expected capacity crowd will hopefully see some of his antics, including his famous dismount, because he has picked up a few decent rides on the day including Mayfair Speculators’ 2016 Durban July winner The Conglomerate.

Derek Brugman of Mayfair Speculators told Turf Talk this morning: “Investec’s Bernard Kantor phoned up to say that Frankie is a brand ambassador for Investec and that he wanted him to attend the Sun Met as a guest, mingling with the people. We decided it would be a great idea to get him to ride at the meeting too, and with Piere Strydom having committed himself to riding It’s My Turn, our runner The Conglomerate became available.

“We managed to secure rides in three other major races and perhaps one more in one of the lesser ones. Frankie will ride Table Bay for us in the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby, he should be well suited to 2000m. Dennis Drier has engaged him on Seventh Plain in the Gr1 Cape Flying Championship. He has been gelded and is reportedly working well.

“We’ve also put Frankie on Fillies Guineas winner Just Sensual in the CTS Mile, a cracking race featuring top three-year-olds. It will be well worth his while coming out. We look forward to it!”