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Sunday, 12 August 2018

Frankel Watch: 4 Frankels Running This Week

Beat The Bank, trained by Andrew Balding
It's still slow work with a distinct lack of Frankel two-year-olds. Well, perhaps I should say Frankel debutantes (there is one, so fingers crossed).

There are three or four with experience entered to go this week. Here's a quick rundown.

Fume, trained by Ralph Beckett:

This bay son of Frankel has been a bitter disappointment on two starts to date. A very poor/disappointing effort on debut at Doncaster when made 15/8f.  He finished eleventh of fourteen. He was relatively fancied next star when 6/1 at Newbury over 6f. Not beaten a country mile but still only fifth of six. Interesting to see if those two efforts were disappointing or simply hiding a decent type who hasn't had much luck. 

Racing in the ownership of Mr and Mrs David Ackroyd, connections are stepping this colt up in distance. 

Fume has two entries:

Sunday:  (Overnight) at Leicester British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (7f)


Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 2:45 (Four day) at Ffos Las Download The Free At The Races App Novice Stakes (7½f)


Dombra, trained by Hugo Palmer:

This January foal and bay son of Frankel is a home-bred in the ownership of V I Araci. He has been relatively fancied on all four starts to date over 7f. The best effort coming back in June when runner-up at Salisbury to Forseti. Ran poorly on his third start, then 7th last time out when attempting a Nursery on an official rating of 80. Now dropped 3lb and stepping up in distance, this colt is becoming disappointing.

Dombra has one entry:

Monday, 13 August 2018 - 6:30 (Overnight) at Windsor Prosecco At Venus Wine And Spirits Nursery Handicap (1m)

Cap Francais, trained by Ed Walker: 

Walker has a couple of decent two-year-olds this season so if fancied in the betting it would be a positive. This bay colt is a son of Frankel out of a twice-run, limited mare. He is owned and bred by John Pearce Racing Ltd. 

Cap Francais has two entries:

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 - 2:45 (Four day) at Ffos Las Download The Free At The Races App Novice Stakes (7½f)

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 1:50 (Five day) at Newbury Don Deadman Memorial EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (7f)

Fox Premier, trained by Andrew Balding:

This son of Frankel has raced once for Balding in the ownership of King Power Racing Co Ltd. This 700,000 guinea yearling purchase made his debut at Sandown over 7f, priced 11/4. He finished 6th, beaten over eight lengths, steadily outpaced behind a few capable sorts. Clearly better was expected and there should be more forthcoming on this second start. A Champagne Stakes (Group 2) entry adds to confidence.

Fox Premier has three entries:

Friday, 17 August 2018 - 1:50 (Five day) at Newbury Don Deadman Memorial EBF Maiden Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (7f)

Saturday, 15 September 2018 - 3:00 (Early closer) at Doncaster Howcroft Industrial Supplies Champagne Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) (7f)

Saturday, 01 June 2019 - 4:30 (Early closer) at Epsom Investec Derby (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) (1m4f)