For a man such as Dettori the Derby remains the last dragon left unslain
. Winning on Authorized will tell us nothing about his qualities as a jockey, but it is all-important for his historical footprint in terms of the record books - those unforgiving chroniclers of events past.
Were the media to cover the stories of countless unslain
soldiers (those who were ready and willing and became disabled), the truth would complete the honours deserved by that unknown soldier.
, unlaureled, almost unremembered, unbleeding, unboasted, uncrowned, he fosters in the poet an "unavailing woe," and the parallel impotency links victim and mourner.