Saturday 1 June 2019

Which Frankel Offspring in 2019 Has Shown the Most Promise?

We all know Frankel was an exceptional racehorse. Few thoroughbreds achieve the dizzy heights of racing at the highest level and remain unbeaten. Added to this son of Galileo's success is the story of a remarkable horse trainer in Sir Henry Cecil. A man who, personally, saw the highs and lows of a training career. To battle an illness, which took his life, but stride by stride a fitting epitaph of man and horse. 

We have seen many remarkable successes from this exceptional racehorse and sire. 

But what will 2019 hold for the potential stars of this two-year-old season

Throughout this formative season, I will update the most notable Frankel two-year-olds (2yos) of this 2019 season. 

Worthy of note: 

Herman Hesse - John Gosden

This good-looking son of Frankel was well backed on debut at Great Yarmouth but never really figured giving the impression he needed the run. This homebred from Lady Bamford wasn't given a hard race and sure to improve on his second start. Herman Hesse is a lovely physical specimen. Definitely, a horse to keep on side and I suspect will go well take some beating next time out. 

Heaven Forfend - Sir Michael Stoute 

Quite unusual to see Sir Michael Stoute have an early two-year-old (2yo). It made me consider Royal Ascot is on the cards. Time will tell if that is the case. However, this son of Frankel ran a sterling race on debut at Newbury. Racing in the familiar silks of Cheveley Park Stud, this homebred is out of a six-times winning mare [Heaven Scent] who was similarly owned and trained. A durable racehorse who raced 27 times, winning at Group 3 and placed at Group 1. Heaven Forfend wasn't best served by a wide draw at Newbury, which saw his run on from some way off the pace. He did little wrong finishing runner-up to John Gosden's Light Angel. I can see Heaven Forfend running in the next couple of weeks and expect a bold show. Whether that is at Royal Ascot or an alternative venue, only time will tell.