Seeing as it is the great Frankel's birthday we thought we would highlight three of his new up and coming offsprings to keep an eye out for in the up and coming flat season.
With three runs on the flat turf this filly has already won twice and placed (in second)the other. The second came at Churchill Downs on a 1m distance on a much larger field than the two other wins on slightly shorter distances on 6 and 7f.
The latest win coming from 5th October at Saint-Cloud. She showed great resilience when tracking the leaders but when losing pace had to come home strong in the final couple furlongs and ended up making all ground and comfortably won in the end. Proven on good to soft ground and the most recent second came on the yielding ground in the US.
She has been dominant so far on the flat in France, Scotland and a place at USA, East looks a horse to keep tabs on this Flat season, keeping an eye on anywhere Ryan East, the trainer, will enter the Frankel filly with a good form for 3yo’s in Great British Racing.
Frankellina comes off a great win at Yarmouth over 1m with a trainer in great form, even in the last 14 days with a strike rate of 40% and 25% winners on 3yo.
William Haggas has looked to put Frankellina in the Darley Irish Oaks (1m4f) for those marking the calendars 20th July 2019 is the days for this one at Curragh.
Haggas’ form over the Irish Flats aren’t as comprehensive with only 14 runs in the last four years. However, he likes to start of 3yo’s on the turf and has a 25% win rate on there too.
Favourite last time out on the 1m track at Yarmouth showed the potential if the pedigree didn’t already, and took hold early on and ran well to lead in the last few.
Strides among a strong field back in October. If the next race is to follow on this over this lightly raced filly then there should be plenty of chances for Frankellina in July.
The most experienced 3yo filly of these Frankel horses to follow with two runs on the AW and another three on the flat turf. The change over to the AW seemed to suit much more with the turf not seeming to suit while all unplaced in all at Gowran and Leopardstown but could be forgiven with the odds and field.
The switch to the AW produced a close second and a win straight out producing a rating of 66 last time out in Ireland over 1m at Dundalk.
With Joseph O’Brien as trainer the Flat season looks to beckon with early indications for an entry on 1st June at the prestigious Investec Derby for Colts and Fillies which will give an extra few furlongs to this 3yo who often finishes well and the extra distance could suit well.
The second at Dundalk can also be excused when hampered early on but the Epsom track is a long way away and should produce the right conditions for this Frankel filly to follow this season.