Indie Angel swoops for Listed gold at Lingfield

Frankie Dettori partners Fleur De Lys winner.

  • Thursday 29 October
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Frankie Dettori steered Indie Angel to the most significant success of her career in the Ladbrokes EBF Fleur De Lys Fillies’ Stakes at Lingfield.

The three-times champion jockey struck gold on his first ride since finishing down the field on Alternative Fact in the Balmoral Handicap on British Champions Day at Ascot earlier in the month, claiming his third victory in the mile Listed prize in the process.

Anchored close to the rear of the field for much of the race, the John Gosden-trained daughter of Dark Angel swept around the outside of her rivals entering the final furlong before quickening clear to score by a length and a quarter.

Dettori said of the 12-1 winner, who he was riding for the first time: “I was listening to Rab (Havlin) and John and they told me to sit back and go around the outside of the field as she doesn’t like to go through horses and it worked a treat.

“She liked to have some clear air on the outside and she has won well. I started making my move just after the three as we were rolling downhill and we had some momentum.

“The most important thing was to get black type and get in the first three. Winning is a bonus, but she has done it well.”

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