Racing: Frankie is back with Havelock

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American challenger Havelock can put Frankie Dettori back in the big-race spotlight with victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.

This six-year-old did not carry the reputation of some overseas challengers into Royal Ascot and while he finished down the field in the Diamond Jubilee, there was encouragement to be taken from his effort.

Darrin Miller’s gelding was certainly not one of those suited by rained-on ground that had been watered and how the race panned out meant he had plenty to do, with his cause not helped by a slightly troublesome passage.

Conditions on the July course will be much more in his favour, as he wants it rattling fast.

A stiff six furlongs like this should also suit as he has won over seven in his homeland, and connections are on record as saying a much better run is expected as he has thrived since Ascot.

At the prices he looks huge odds to at least hit the frame.

There is every chance of it being a big afternoon for Dettori as he partners the smart-looking Recanted for old ally Brian Meehan in the 32Red.com Superlative Stakes.

The Empire Maker colt won what is often an informative maiden at Newbury on debut and is almost certain to have improved markedly from that run, after which Meehan immediately pointed to this race.

It would not be a surprise to see Emilio Largo go close in the 32Red Bunbury Cup.

The five-year-old will be having his third start for James Fanshawe, having run a really eyecatching race over six furlongs at Ascot first time out.

He went off a leading contender for the Buckingham Palace at the Royal meeting on the back of that but could never really get involved.

That penultimate run suggests he is competitive off this mark of 95 and there still might be a bit more to come as he has not had much racing for a five-year-old.