The German Derby winner Pastorius, last year's Champion Stakes victor Cirrus Des Aigles, Nathaniel, likely pacemaker Bullet Train and Master of Hounds are the five horses who stand between Frankel and another victory before he is retired to stud.
Fantastic Frankel set for farewell
Dettori has finished behind the Sir Henry Cecil-trained champion eight times, losing by an aggregate distance of more than 104 lengths.
"I haven't seen his face; I only see his backside. But even if you do get beat, you have to admire him and clap him. I'm a sportsman and I really appreciate him being around," said the Italian.
"We have been blessed. I've been riding 25 years. We've seen some great horses and he's one of them. What he has done in our sport is fantastic.
"His style of racing detaches him from a normal horse. He destroys the field by a big distance and has never let anyone down.
"He's like Usain Bolt - a true athlete. When he gets on the track, he just blitzes everything else."
Dettori, famous for his magnificent seven winners at Ascot in September 1996, said he had congratulated friend
on Monday after the jockey emulated his seven-timer at Windsor.
"To win seven in one day is absolutely amazing. It's a great achievement," he said.
Sir Henry Cecil
Now aged 41, Dettori has dismissed suggestions he might retire and said he "absolutely" hoped to continue for several years with Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin team despite speculation about a move.
"My target is 50, then we'll see. It is a dangerous sport and when you fall, you get hurt, but touch wood I have been quite lucky and let's hope it carries on that way. There's plenty of good racing in me," he said.
Dettori, who had his first booking in seven years for Godolphin's rivals Ballydoyle when he rode Camelot in
the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
earlier this month, said he was unsure if he would team up with the Irish stable again.
Cirrus Des Aigles 'can beat Frankel'
"It was a great honour to be offered the ride and I didn't have anything in the race. Unfortunately the horse didn't win. Who knows what the future holds?" he said.
The £1.3m Champion Stakes, featuring Frankel, is Europe's most valuable mile-and-a-quarter race and the highlight of British Champions Day - the richest day in British racing.
Dettori nominated Colour Vision in the Long Distance Cup as his best chance of a winner on Saturday.
"Colour Vision has been very consistent and won the Gold Cup at Ascot. Let's hope he reproduces his form," he said.
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