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Frankie Dettori lights up Newmarket after dominant ride on Mother Earth in the 1,000 Guineas to take his fourth win at the event and win his 20th British Classic Frankie Dettori rode Mother Earth to victory by a length in the 1,000 Guineas Dettori left joint-favourites Santa Barbara and Alcohol Free trailing in his wake  The Italian jockey is now only 10 behind Les Piggott for British Classic wins  Mother Earth's trainer Aiden O'Brien had a poor 2,000 Guineas though None of his fancied runners were in the top four for the first time since 2013

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:20 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 00:21 BST, 3 May 2021

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Frankie Dettori brought a sparsely populated Newmarket to life with a string of animated celebrations after driving Mother Earth to a length success in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas.

The 50-year-old's whoops of delight could probably have been heard in Cambridge such was his joy at winning a fourth 1,000 Guineas and 20th British Classic on the Aidan O'Brien-trained 10-1 shot.

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Behind Mother Earth — tipped by Sportsmail's Robin Goodfellow (Sam Turner) — it was a blanket finish with runner-up Saffron Beach, third Fev Rover, fourth Santa Barbara — the 5-2 joint-favourite and Ryan Moore-ridden O'Brien first string — and fifth Alcohol Free, the other joint favourite.

Frankie Dettori couldn't contain his delight after riding Mother Earth to victory at Newmarket

Frankie Dettori couldn't contain his delight after riding Mother Earth to victory at Newmarket

Mother Earth's win was a seventh in the 1,000 Guineas for O'Brien and his fifth in the last six years.

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