08/25/2005 11:00PM

Dettori back to ride Layman


Frankie Dettori will be in the driver's seat aboard Layman in the Group 2, $180,000 Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Sunday in his first big race ride since having been sidelined with a broken collarbone on July 2.

Dettori, who returned to the saddle with four rides at Newmarket on Friday, was a spectator when Layman came back from a 10-month absence to defeat Jack Sullivan by two lengths in the one-miles Group 3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury on Aug. 11.

Chic will defend her Celebration Mile title, but Court Masterpiece, fresh from a neck victory over Jack Sullivan in the seven-furlong Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Goodwood on July 26, is the one Layman has to beat.