Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Frankellina Wins for Haggas at Yarmouth

A couple of Frankel two-year-olds making their presence felt at Great Yarmouth today. 

Frankelinna took her time to master Oussel Falls in the in the British Stallion Stud EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10) over 1m 3y on going described as Good to Firm (Good in places).

William Haggas hold this daughter of Frankel in high regard. This homebred races in the familiar silks of A E Oppenheimer. The mare was similarly owned and trained. Readers may remember Our Obsession who raced just four times in a short career. However, she tasted victory on three of her fours starts including a Listed race. 

Frankellina went one better than her mother who finished sixth on debut. This January foal was well backed from 11/4 (exchanges) to return 5/4f. For much of the race, she showed signs of inexperience, gathering her stride in the final furlong to win by a head from Oussel Falls and Summer Flair, running on in third. The first three fillies were all making their debut.   

The second Division saw another Frankel offspring taking part. This time trained by John Gosden, the twice-raced Mehdaayih. Taking on the odds-on shot Maqsad [trained by William Haggas] this daughter of Frankel started at odds of 4/1 second favourite. A beaten favourite on both starts to date. 

Mehdaayih ran out a nice winner defeating stablemate Fanny Logan, the favourite, Maqsad, finishing third.