FRANKIE DETTORI will NOT ride for John Gosden this weekend as the tension between jockey and trainer continues.
Neither camp has admitted a falling out, but Dettori has the single mount this Saturday at Newmarket for Ralph Beckett and not Gosden.
Gosden, 71, has instead booked his usual number two Rab Havlin and James Doyle.
Gosden strongly criticised his long-time stable jockey at Royal Ascot after the Italian lost on Stradivarius and The Queen’s pair of Reach For The Moon and Saga.
Even after Dettori rode Inspiral to win the Coronation Stakes, Gosden again stuck the boot in.
He said: "He should have won. Our hero over-complicated it yesterday and I was clear in my definition of that."
On Sunday, Hollie Doyle rode Clarehaven’s Nashwa to win the French Oaks and Gosden was quick to heap praise on her.
Gosden even hinted that one day Doyle could take over the reins at his stable.
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Dettori hasn’t ridden since Royal Ascot and his first ride back will be Beckett’s Lezoo for owner Marc Chan for whom Dettori has a long-standing friendship.
Gosden’s runners – Sunray Major, Stowell and Mimikyu – will be partnered by Doyle and Havlin.
Dettori is usually the go to pilot for both Sunray Major and Stowell.
The news will only drag out the spat with neither party yet to put to bed any notions of a falling-out.
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