Frankie Dettori ruled out of Royal Ascot

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June 20, 2017 - 05:45 PM

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Frankie Dettori has ruled himself out of the Royal Ascot meeting after failing to recover from an arm injury.

Dettori sustained the injury in a paddock fall at Yarmouth last Tuesday but rode Shutter Speed in the French Oaks on Sunday.

But Dettori said the injury was still troubling him and he would seek further treatment, meaning he will miss all five days of the Royal meeting.

"I've been trying so hard to get fit for today but had to accept this morning it wasn't going to happen," Dettori said in a statement to Ascot racecourse.

"I've got to have physio and get it properly looked after so won't be at Ascot this week.

"For me that's soul destroying as it's the most important week of the year.

"I'll be counting the days until next year."

Dettori had four rides booked on the opening day, including favourite Lady Aurelia in the King's Stand Stakes while he also had leading Prince of Wales's Stakes contender Ulysses and Commonwealth Cup hope Bound For Nowhere later in the week.