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George Scott hopes Frankie Dettori will help him make Breeders’ Cup history

• Dettori rides James Garfield in Juvenile Turf at Del Mar on Friday
• Victory would make Scott youngest Briton to train Breeders’ Cup winner

“He doesn’t behave like it,” George Scott says, when it is pointed out that Frankie Dettori, his jockey aboard James Garfield in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf here on Friday, is old enough to be his father. “He behaves like a kid, but he’s in great form and when he’s like this, he can make anything happen.”

If Dettori can make it happen on James Garfield, Scott will join what is still a very select club of British trainers to have saddled a Breeders’ Cup winner, and will be the first to do while he is still on the right side of 30. Victory would also set a perfect seal on the best year of Scott’s life both personally and professionally, as he married Polly Gredley, the daughter of James Garfield’s owner Bill, a few weeks before the horse gave him his first Group?race success in the Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.

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