Sky Bet Ebor Handicap report

Frankie Dettori took Trawlerman on a detour of the Knavesmire en route to the winning share of the £500,000 pot at Sky Bet Ebor.

Pulled wide in stall 20, Dettori kept the Golden Horn son right out of the stall, meaning he strayed wide from the peloton in the early stages before taking the lead at the first corner.

Whether or not that was a crucial move, Trawlerman reacted well after being decapitated and just barely held off Alfred Boucher in a tight photo finish for the York Prize.

Earl Of Tyrone traveled well in prominent opposition for much of the competition but had to settle for third place in the end, with John Leeper becoming best of the rest in fourth place.

The sponsors each paid out in the first eight and Get Shirty finished fifth, Ever Present sixth, Euchen Glen seventh and Shanroe eighth.

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Dettori said: “My colleagues gave me a bit of rope. I managed to get him to relax and on the straight I thought I was beaten but the gray came and helped me somehow.

“I thought I’m just running off the runway and I might not get there, but in fairness he dug deep into the line, bowed his head and I was like, ‘Ah! Close!’.

“In the past I was very close to Lady Aurelia (at the Nunthorpe) so I kept my mouth shut and waited for the judge!”

“Galdrick Plan That Can Work”

John Gosden paid tribute to Dettori, with whom he had a public falling out earlier in the season that resulted in the driver being handed a week off.

“I think when we were walking the course in front of the Arc with Golden Horn, we saw how far his move was and Frankie said, ‘I’ll just stay out there.’

“We did it here with Muntahaa and Jim Crowley who thought I was crazy. I said it’s a Baldrick plan that can work.”

He added: “You have to have a very good owner who understands when it doesn’t work. If it doesn’t come off, it doesn’t come off. There’s only one risk – if they go outside, they’ll know where the stalls are.”

On the public argument with Dettori, which was quickly addressed, Gosden added, “I couldn’t get his attention – I couldn’t get him to focus, that’s all. In the end we gave him a bit of a public warning – that’s the way it is. He was left on the bench like he was by a football manager.

“He just had two fantastic races today and when our man is in the zone he’s absolutely top notch. If he’s not in the zone, he’s a threat!”

Response from sponsors

Sky Bet Head of Sports PR Michael Shinners said: “After a brilliant finish at Sky Bet Ebor, Trawlerman just put his head forward in a vibrant race.

“The Frankie Dettori factor was certainly evident as he was well supported throughout the day. We paid for eight spots with the hugely popular Euchen Glen filling one of them. Overall the result wasn’t great but it was a wonderful race for us. “Summer flagship sponsorship”.

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