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VIDEO: Star not for catching in Irish Oaks under irrepressible Dettori
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VIDEO: Star not for catching in Irish Oaks under irrepressible Dettori
on 20 July 2019
The John Gosden-trained daughter of Sea The Stars was supplemented for the classic after her victory at Royal Ascot and made all in the hands of Frankie Dettori

FRANKIE Dettori produced another front-running masterclass in the saddle as Star Catcher gave him a fifth win this century in the Group 1 Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh.

Supplemented for €40,000 at the confirmation stage by owner Anthony Oppenheimer, the John Gosden-trained filly was allowed her own way in front.

Dettori was able to dictate the pace virtually from the outset on the Ribblesdale Stakes winner, from Peach Tree and Manuela De Vega.

Quickening three furlongs out, Star Catcher (7/2) held a healthy advantage until the Aidan O’Brien-trained Fleeting put in a strong late effort.

However, Star Catcher pulled out more to win by a half a length. Pink Dogwood, also from the O’Brien stable, was four and a half lengths back in third.

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