HERE are five things we learned from a dramatic day three of the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse...

IT HAD TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED

Frankie Dettori "thought I'd won a neck" as Lady Aurelia tried to make all in the Nunthorpe, but not for the first time this week the angle of the winning line at York hoodwinked us all as Marsha was called the winner. Dettori had celebrated crossing the line and clearly felt wounded in the aftermath, but thankfully the Italian has seen most things in racing and it is unlikely to rock him too much. There was a similar scenario in the Lonsdale Cup when Dartmouth, owned by the Queen, was nailed on the line by Montaly, to the shock of almost everyone watching.

DESPERATE DAY FOR DETTORI

Not only did Dettori celebrate prematurely in the Nunthorpe, his mount in the City of York Stakes, Daban, broke down and was pulled up and his ride in the Convivial Maiden, Doswell, was withdrawn at the start. Just 24 hours earlier he had been celebrating another Group One win on Enable, but there can be no game quite like racing for ups and downs. Thankfully it appeared Daban was not seriously injured.

OWEN BURROWS TURNS THE CORNER

After a pretty miserable start to 2017, trainer Owen Burrows has hit form with a vengeance in the last couple of weeks. He brought Massaat back from a lengthy absence to win the Hungerford Stakes and now his 1000 Guineas fourth Talaayeb returned to form in the City of York. She was on a retrieval mission having disappointed in a Listed race over 10 furlongs most recently, but looks to have a bright future once more.

SUEDOIS KEEPS ON HITTING THE WALL

There can be few more consistent horses in training than David O'Meara's Suedois, but since moving to Yorkshire from France he is still without a win. Placed efforts in notable races like the Duke of York, July Cup, Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix de la Foret help pay the bills, but a trophy would be nice. It may come when O'Meara steps him up to a mile next time out in the Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown.

BATTAASH WILL BE BACK

Charlie Hills' Battaash has made giant strides in the sprinting division this season, but he lost all chance in the Nunthorpe before the race had even started. He became agitated when getting saddled up and unfortunately his antics carried on down at the start and he was reluctant to load. He was prominent for most of the race before those exertions told. Sprinters are like coiled springs and he'd simply used up too much energy. Do not lose the faith.