Dettori last on Epsom return

Dettori was out of luck at Epsom on Friday

Frankie Dettori finished last of nine runners aboard Beatrice Aurore on his return to action at Epsom...

Frankie Dettori finished last of nine runners aboard Beatrice Aurore on his return to action at Epsom...

The ride on Ed Dunlop's five-year-old in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes was the Italian's first since he regained his licence on Thursday, having served a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine in France.

Beatrice Aurore was settled in fourth early on in the extended mile heat but when the pace upped a notch in the straight, Dettori sent out the distress signals.

Dunlop's mare, owned by former ABBA musician Benny Andersson, faded badly in the closing stages but Dettori was just pleased to be back.

He had earlier told Channel 4 Racing he was "like a kid on Christmas morning" at the prospect of returning to the saddle.

He said: "It's nice to be back. It's a big day for me, six months off to start again. I was like a kid on Christmas morning, jumping up and down."

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