Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

'Critical moment' for DettoriHeadlines
Frankie Dettori

John McCririck believes Frankie Dettori is about to take a chance on Celebrity Big Brother with the jockey's riding career "at a crossroads".

The latest series of the Channel 5 reality show will start this evening and, as ever, the line-up is a closely guarded secret.

It has been rumoured for some time that the Italian could be involved as he is currently serving a six-month riding ban for testing positive for a banned substance at Longchamp back in September.

Racing pundit McCririck, who was a surprise hit in the show back in 2005, told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I think he is (going in), it has been going around the racing circles for some weeks now, and of course it's a critical moment in Frankie Dettori's career.

"He doesn't need the money, but his career is at the crossroads now.

"He has parted from his team Godolphin, of Sheikh Mohammed, for whom he rode many Group One winners, and he's got a six-month ban for a drug offence, not performance enhancing, rumoured to be cocaine, and he can't ride until the middle of May."

McCririck expects Dettori's temperament to be tested by the nature of the show, where he will have no contact with the outside world and have only his housemates for company, 24 hours a day.

"In there, the tensions build up and the problems grow and Frankie is a moody man, he has his ups and downs like all of us, so will he be able to survive three weeks in the house?" he said.

"You can't go laughing and joking and cheering everybody up for three weeks, you can do it for three days, but three weeks is going to be a problem."

3 May 2015

Top marks for Gosden and Dettori
Bolger smiling in defeat
Guineas double for magical Moore
'Incredible' Aigles does it again
Lockinge date for Integral
Bragging rights for Stoute
Snow in frame for Chester
Astronereus stars for Perrett
Gleneagles team eye Curragh
No hiding place for Found
Ribbons sets sail for York
Ascot beckons for willing Able
Callaghan thrilled with brave Line
Kazeem raring to go in Ganay
Fabre keen on another go at Glen
Schofield breaks new ground
Petite another star for Mullins
No mistakes from Annie
Guineas glory for Gleneagles
Step too far for Telescope
Gold-en result for Cowell
Balty too hot for Newmarket rivals
Nam 'ready to go' in Pretty Polly

2 May 2015

Oscar highlight of McManus show
Friend is ready, willing and Able
Elm withdrawn from Guineas
Baffert sights set on Kentucky
Eyes right for Henderson
Classy Canyon strikes again
Faugheen strolls to Champion glory
Blood-less success for Mullins
Moore looking forward to Glen
Rizeena takes distance test
Lucida on target for big run
Muir ace out to make a point
Murphy ready to rock at Brighton

1 May 2015

McDonogh has focus on victory
Annie powered up for redemption
Colgan fine following fall
Telescope sights set on Newmarket
Hannon hoping for Guineas double
Gleneagles primed for Classic date
Hannon hoping for Guineas double
Found misses Guineas test
Murphy in surprise Flat move
Diomed option for Ascription
Uncle sparks Mullins five-timer
Sceaux far so good
Jezki swats old rival Fly
Jackson battles to victory
Weld ace to head down Derby route
Canyon seeking fourth Grade One
Elm team to make late call
Faugheen bids for perfect finale
Power misses Palace date
Power stars in Mares Champion field

30 April 2015

Bolster team mull future plans
Qualando seeking Grade One glory
Certain makes Muguet return
Gerard option for Chase
Godolphin duo miss Guineas date
Axom snap up Fontana
Wales's is likely Criterion target
Approach earns Guinness honours
Dynamite Don proves pure Gold
Bellshill another for Mullins
Vic hangs on to deny Thistle raid
Limato keeps unbeaten run going
Ascot hopes for Aktabantay
Mizzou puts down Gold Cup marker
Sceaux much to enjoy in Ryanair
No Fly stamina worries for Mullins

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2015