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Dettori To Ride Nicconi At Royal Ascot

Monday, 3rd May 2010

Trainer David Hayes confirmed star European jockey Frankie Dettori will ride Gr1-winning 4YO sprinter Nicconi (Bianconi-Nicola Lass, by Scenic) in next month's UK Gr1 King's Stand Stakes (5 furlongs) at Royal Ascot, reported The Herald-Sun. Hayes said Nicconi's trackwork at Lindsay Park was "encouraging", but he planned to have an exhibition gallop at Caulfield on May 22 "to convince him to embark on the English adventure". Hayes added Nicconi "has a few things going for him. He's unbeaten at 1000m (5 furlongs), unbeaten fresh & we'll put the blinkers on. He's a bull (entire), it will help him concentrate better."

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