Dettori on verge of comeback
Frankie Dettori is set to return to competitive action "within the next 10 days", said the jockey's business manager Peter Burrell.
Dettori has been sidelined since October 2 when he suffered a fractured ankle in a fall going down to the start before a race at Nottingham.
His injury saw him miss out on the winning ride aboard Treve in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp four days later.
Criquette Head-Maarek's excellent filly is owned by Sheikh Joaan Al Thani, for whom Dettori is retained rider.
The 42-year-old jockey rode out in Newmarket on Tuesday morning and is now poised to make his comeback on the all-weather winter circuit as he gears up towards the 2014 Flat campaign.
Burrell said: "We might be close to the ultimate comeback.
"He rode out in Newmarket (on Tuesday morning) and he appears to be progressing towards a comeback within the next 10 days.
"I believe the plan is for him to get a bulk of rides on the all-weather under his belt and he will then go where he is requested to go.
"His last scan last Thursday was all clear and he is top of the range."