Tuesday 10 April 2018

Frankel Watch: Roger Varian Going Places

Very much in the mold of his mentor, Michael Jarvis, Roger Varian has proven himself to be a professional, studious and dignified trainer of the highest order. 

It's fair to say that last year's crop of two-year-olds didn't set the world on fire although To Wafij, Madeline and others showed ability. 

I'm not sure how many Frankel juveniles this Newmarket-based handler has trained so it will be interesting to see how Going Places takes this formative season. 

This chestnut colt races in the familiar silks of Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum. This January foal is out of the mare Kor Sheed who was trained by Luca Cumani. She raced ten times from 6f - 1m. She won four times, placed on four other occasions. A listed winner on her second start when ridden by Kieren Fallon. Kor Sheed concluded her career winning at Group 3 when racing at San Siro, Italy. 

This home bred could well be one of the stable's leading juveniles.