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Frankie Dettori believes day one rides are his best chance of earning 15th Breeders' Cup victory to take him to equal third in the all-time list Frankie Dettori believes horses New Mandate and  Campanelle offer best chance The 49-year-old will ride both on day one of the Breeders' Cup in Kentucky A 15th victory puts him only behind jockeys  Mike Smith and John Velasquez

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 00:30 GMT, 6 November 2020

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Frankie Dettori believes his best chances of success at the strangest Breeders' Cup ever run will come on the day one card at Keeneland in Kentucky.

Victory on either Ralph Beckett-trained New Mandate in the Juvenile Turf or Wesley Ward's Campanelle in the Juvenile Fillies Turf would be a 15th for the 49-year-old at the meeting that likes to present itself as the world championships of racing.

That would put Dettori joint third in the all-time Breeders' Cup jockey list with Jerry Bailey. Only Mike Smith (26) and John Velasquez (16) have ridden more.

Frankie Dettori, pictured with the Gold Cup in June, is targeting a 15th Breeders' cup win

Frankie Dettori, pictured with the Gold Cup in June, is targeting a 15th Breeders' cup win

Conditions at Keeneland will be in stark much different to 2015, the one time the meeting has previously been held at the venue, when there was heavy rain right throughout the build-up, something blamed for the narrow defeat of Dettori-ridden Derby and Arc winner Golden Horn by Aidan O'Brien's Found in the Turf.

Dettori said: 'I love this meeting - it's different this year but we have to get on with it. I went into Lexington to get my covid-19 test done and it was like a ghost town.

'At least on race days you are doing something so I can't wait to get started. Everybody is saying the Turf track is fast. That's what Keeneland is like usually apart from when Golden Horn got beat in the horrible ground!

'I am pretty well drawn in most races and that's the best you can ask for. It doesn't make them win but it does help. If

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