Epsom — Regarding advancing years, 47-year-old Frankie Dettori may have more miles on the clock than the likes of superstar sportsmen Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal, but he remains a huge horse racing drawcard. So his booking for one of the fancied runners in the £1.5m Investec Derby here on Saturday is a boost for the race. Dettori has been engaged to ride trainer Dermot Weld’s recent Irish winner Hazapour, who is now on offer at between 12-1 and 16-1 following his win at Leopardstown. Ladbrokes spokeswoman Nicola McGeady commented: "We saw some decent money for Hazapour after he won in Ireland and with Frankie booked we expect him to be popular on the day." It could be a big meeting for Dettori. Apart from Hazapour, he is also due to partner Cracksman in the Coronation Cup and the favourite, Lah Ti Dar, in the Investec Oaks. 'A good ride to get' Commenting on his booking for Hazapour, Dettori said: "It’s a good ride to get and I’m looking forward to it." Dettori mainly rides f...

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