Racing: Dettori bows to Royal ban

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Frankie Dettori decided yesterday not to appeal against the six-day riding ban which rules him out of Royal Ascot at York.

Frankie Dettori decided yesterday not to appeal against the six-day riding ban which rules him out of Royal Ascot at York.

The suspension was imposed for careless riding at Haydock on Thursday. Dettori was towards the rear of the field when he edged right on Royal Orissa, interfering with the Fran Berry-ridden Aversham, who took a nasty fall. Horse and rider escaped injury.

Dettori's ban is to run from 13-18 June inclusive, which covers all five days of the high-profile meeting.

Sheikh Mohammed, founder of the Godolphin operation, confirmed that his second-string jockey, Kerrin McEvoy, would take the bulk of Godolphin rides at the Royal meeting.

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