Frankie Dettori claims Lord North is back to his best

Frankie Dettori admits Lord North has ‘had his problems’, but insists ‘everything is very positive’ as the horse goes in search of its second straight win at Meydan

  • Lord North won the Dubai Turf race at Meydan in 2021 to earn a major cash prize
  • The horse has struggled since then, and has only raced once over the past year
  • Frankie Dettori is confident that Lord North is now getting back to his best

Frankie Dettori is upbeat about Lord North landing the £2.2million first prize in this afternoon’s Dubai Turf at Meydan racecourse for the second year running.

The gelding, trained by John and Thady Gosden, has run just once since his victory last year when finishing second to Alenquer in the Winter Derby at Lingfield last month.

Dettori said: ‘He’s had his problems and would have needed his comeback run but he now feels like he’s right where we need him in terms of fitness and wellbeing.

Frankie Dettori is feeling positive about Lord North coming good at Meydan this weekend

‘From what I can feel, everything is very positive.’

Dettori’s other mounts on the Dubai World Cup card include US-trained Country Grammer in the feature race, and he stands in for injured Martin Dwyer on Pyledriver in the Sheema Classic.

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