Monday, 29 October 2018

Frankel Watch: The Week Ahead (29th October)

John Gosden with Frankel debutante Jadeerah
Let's take a look at the Frankel two-year-olds for this new week. 

Friday - 8 PM

The highlight of the week is East, trained by Kevin Ryan, competing in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf over one mile at Churchill Downs, USA. 




Wednesday - 

1:10 Nottingham - 

A couple of entrants for this 1m 1/2f. Fox Vardy has been a major disappointment on his two starts to date. Most likely looking for a nursery mark, which on what we have seen so far, with be low. 

Top Top wasn't fancied on debut at odds of 33/1. Ralph Beckett has been in tremendous form with his juveniles this year. Needs to improve on that first start. 

Thursday - 

3:40 Lingfield - 

A Frankel debutante trained by John Gosden in the ownership of Hamdan Al Maktoum. Jadeerah is a daughter of Frankel out of a talented twice-winning mare who won on debut and then the Queen Mary Stakes (Group 2), placed in the Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1). Although never winning in her next eight starts, she was placed in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. She achieved the highest official rating of 110. 

6:00 Newcastle - 

Gantier is entered for his second start. This son of Frankel raced over 7f on debut when priced 25/1. A terrible slow start saw his left with a real mountain to climb. Looked in need of the run. Stepping up a furlong will help. This gelding did run on in the closing stages so worth giving a second chance but needs to show much more.