THE record Frankie Dettori six-timer was foiled by Biometric in the Britannia Stakes - but only just.
The Italian maestro made a bold bid aboard Turgenev but had to settle for second as Harry Bentley stormed by in the last hundred yards.
Taking the bull by the horns, Frankie clearly smelled victory in his nostrils as he took his mount into a clear lead approaching the final furlong.
It looked all over before Harry Bentley galvanised 28-1 shot Biometric to catch him and clear away in the shadows of the post.
Fanaar (50-1) trailed home in third place, with Awe (14-1) back in fourth.
A surprisingly chipper Frankie said: "Twenty years ago I would have won that!
"He was 16-1 this morning and went off favourite.
"I've had a good day so I'm not going to cry."
Winning jockey Harry Bentley said: "Obviously I'd seen the run he'd been on.
"I came with a wet sail and it was great to run down.
"It's unbelievably special and it means everything."