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Riding legend Dettori in happier place

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Riding legend Frankie Dettori has a great chance of winning Europe's most prestigious race the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, a possibility he admitted in an exclusive interview with AFP was a longshot just a few months ago.  

Jockey Frankie Dettori carries his saddle after riding Beatrice Aurore during the first race at the Epsom Derby Festival in Surrey, southern England, on May 31, 2013

The 42-year-old Italian -- who if successful would equal the record of wins for a jockey in the race with four -- said he feared that after coming back from his six-month doping ban for taking cocaine in early June he had missed the boat with all the major owners already having signed up their first-choice jockeys.

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