O'Brien happy with Dettori
Aidan O'Brien has spoken of his delight at having Frankie Dettori on board Camelot in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.
The ever-popular Italian, who will be riding in his 25th consecutive Arc and has won the great race three times, has come in for the mount with O'Brien's son, Joseph, unable to do the weight of 8st 11lb.
O'Brien junior instead rides stablemate St Nicholas Abbey.
Reporting Camelot in "good form" since his second place in the Ladbrokes St Leger that denied him the Triple Crown, O'Brien said: "Frankie is a great rider, he has all the experience in the world, and we're delighted to have him."
Ground conditions in Paris are soft, and O'Brien added: "We're hoping for not too much rain - we're hoping for English good to soft.
"He's in good form since Doncaster and the mile and six (in the St Leger) might have extended him too far there. We've always thought he was very special."
O'Brien is equally pleased with St Nicholas Abbey, who is returning to a mile and a half having run the last twice over 10 furlongs, most recently chasing home Snow Fairy and Nathaniel in the Irish Champion Stakes
He said: "I'm very happy with him. His preparation has gone brilliantly and he loves a mile and a half."