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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 June 2007, 16:02 GMT 17:02 UK
Dettori notches up Derby double
Dettori celebrates aboard Lawman
Dettori celebrates winning the French Derby for the third time
Frankie Dettori won his second Derby in two days as Lawman claimed the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly.

A day after finally landing the Epsom Classic on Authorized, the Italian jockey made all the running to win the French Derby for the third time.

The fast-finishing Literato was second with Shamdinan third as French-trained horses filled the first three places.

The John Gosden-trained Raincoat had been well fancied for the race but was never in contention.

After returning to the winner's enclosure on the Jean-Marie Beguigne colt, Dettori performed his trademark flying dismount to round off a perfect weekend for the popular jockey.

Dettori had only been booked for the mount after regular jockey Olivier Peslier was claimed to ride No Dream, who finished unplaced.

Their partnership began unpromisingly when Lawman, having just his fifth start, unshipped Dettori in the parade.

People wait all their lives to win a Derby and I win two in 24 hours

Frankie Dettori

But the colt was perfectly behaved during the race, which got under way at the second time of asking following a false start, and gave Dettori his third win in the race after Polytain in 1992 and Shamardal in 2005.

"I don't feel a thing any more, and I don't know what to think - I don't even know what is going on," said a delighted Dettori.

"This is just so surreal and crazy. People wait all their lives to win a Derby and I win two in 24 hours."



SEE ALSO
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