Saturday, 29 September 2018

Frankel - The C-Word

Frankel the wonder horse
Nothing abusive here. 

We are only interested in pure Frankel. 

So, what's all this about the C word. Just a couple of Frankel two-year-olds declared to run on Saturday, both at Haydock.

1:30 Haydock - 

1m (1m37y) Smarkets British EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 5) (2yo)

Ralph Beckett has at least three Frankel two-year-olds this season. Our recent post about Top Top and Fume who hasn't shown too much ability as yet. 

Chartered is a homebred daughter of  Frankel is out of a winning but limited mare. Chartered was fancied in the betting when making her debut at Newmarket over 7f. She finished a creditable fourth behind Sir Michael Stoute's Layaleena, who disappointed next time out under a penalty. The form of that debut has been franked by a number of horses including Dandhu, Canton Queen, Mot Juste & Imperial Charm. 

Interesting to see how Chartered goes here. Stepping up to one mile should help. 

2:40 Haydock - 

1m (1m37y) Smarkets British EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Colts & Geldings) (Class 4) (2yo)

Ed Walker has a small string of two-year-olds but he does remarkably well with them and excellent at placing his horses. Cap Francais is a bay son of Frankel out of a limited filly named Miss Cap Ferrat, trained by Geoff Wragg, back in the day. Cap Francais won well next start at Salisbury shooting clear by three-and-a-quarter lengths at odds of 8/13f. Has to defy a win penalty.