FRANKIE Dettori made his only ride of the day a winning one at Newbury last Thursday evening, writes Dave Wright.

It was an easy task for the in-form Italian jockey as Logician (1/5fav) outclassed his four rivals in the Rancho Zabaco Handicap over a mile-and-a-half.

John Gosden's three-year-old grey, a son of Frankel, cruised to an effortless win with Dettori easing him down in the closing stages, but still finishing more than four lengths ahead of Natty Night (14/1) in second place.

Logician is now unbeaten in three races, his first win having come over two furlongs shorter at Newbury in May.

The opening apprentices' race was won by 11/8fav Jack The Truth, who was following up his victory at Newmarket a week earlier with Seamus Cronin always looking confident aboard the George Scott-trained five-year-old.

So Sharp lived up to her name by taking the Premier Food Courts EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes in the hands of Hollie Doyle.

The 11/10fav, trained by Archie Watson, quickened up well to hold off the challenge of Dark Lady, ridden by Sean Levey for trainer Richard Hannon.

But the Levey/Hannon combination went one better in the next race, the Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd Novice Stakes, with Man Of The Night (4/6fav), a fine-looking colt, making an impressive racecourse debut.

Shorter Skirt (8/1) bounced back to form to win the Churchill Retirement Living British EBF Fillies' Handicap after two disappointing runs following her success at Chelmsford in April.

Charles Bishop pulled Eve Johnson Houghton's runner out of a pack of six inside the final two furlongs and the three-year-old quickened up nicely to finish three lengths clear of Lethal Angel (4/1).

The closest finish of the meeting came in the Lumber's Bartholomew Gin Distillery Handicap over 10 furlongs, with 16/1 chance Prevent, ridden by Jim Crowley, getting up in the final strides to win by a nose from Carp King (5/1), who had been quite heavily backed before the off.

Ian Williams' four-year-old had won only once in 13 previous starts and that was in June of last year.

The final race, the Rayner Bosch Car Service Handicap, was fought out by two Henry Candy stable-mates owned and bred by The Earl Cadogan.

The more fancied Canal Rocks (7/2fav), ridden by Jason Watson, beat 13/2 shot Quarry Beach (Charles Bishop) by two lengths at the end of the mile contest.

Newbury are racing again this evening (Thursday), followed by next Friday afternoon and Saturday (July 19-20).