Irish Derby hero Latrobe set for York

Trainer Joseph O'Brien, left.
Trainer Joseph O'Brien, left.
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DUBAI Duty Free Irish Derby hero Latrobe is set to make his next appearance in either the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes or the Juddmonte International at York next month.

Trained by Joseph O’Brien and ridden by his brother, Donnacha, the Camelot colt claimed a famous victory in last month’s Curragh Classic, with father Aidan O’Brien saddling the second, third and fourth home.

Frankie Dettori.

Frankie Dettori.

With the dust having now settled on his success, O’Brien now faces a decision on whether to stick to a mile and a half with Latrobe in the Voltigeur – but drop down to Group Two level – or test his powers at a mile and a quarter in the Group One International.

The trainer said: “We haven’t made any definite plans, but I think the most likely scenario is he’ll go to York for something there.

“Whether he goes for the Voltigeur or the Juddmonte, we’ll see nearer the time. He’d have a penalty in the Voltigeur, which wouldn’t be ideal, but we won’t make a decision on which race he’ll run in until we have to make it. He seems in good form.”

Meanwhile, Frankie Dettori will have his appeal against the 10-day ban he incurred at Newmarket last week heard at 9.30am on Tuesday.

The Italian finished second aboard Angel’s Hideaway in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes, but was suspended after the stewards found him guilty of careless riding. He was adjudged to have allowed his mount to shift right without sufficient correction in the Group Two heat, with Main Edition and La Pelosa among those suffering interference in behind.

Dettori was “devastated” on being told of the suspension which currently rules him out of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the whole of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, where he counts Stradivarius and Without Parole among his likely mounts. He is due to be out of action from July 27 to August 5 inclusive.