Sunday 21 July 2019

Frankel Watch: Roger Varian Fields Queen Daenerys for Debut to Remember

Roger Varian's two-year-olds (2yo) have been in fine form this 2019 Flat Turf season. 

Let's take a quick look at the juveniles which have shown ability:

Daahyeh, Pierre Lapin & Raheeq have all won on debut and proven class acts. 

Daahyeh won well on debut before tasting victory at Royal Ascot when she won the Albany Stakes (Group 3), then runner-up in the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes (Group 2). [I wish the race had kept its original name of the Cherry Hinton). 

Pierre Lapin showed his rivals a clean pair of shoes when blasting clear of the field at Haydock when 1/1f. This exciting son of Cappella Sansevero hasn't been seen since May but has a string of impressive group entries to his name. 

Raheeq made a blistering debut at Bath when this daughter of Muhaarar kicked clear of the field by over four lengths. 

Never a trainer to let the grass grow under his feet, we are pleased to announce that Varian has a Frankel filly ready to make her debut for owner H H SH Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa. This bay is a February foal out of the mare Song To Remember who was unraced. 

Queen Daenerys cost $500,000 at the yearling sales. She was bred by Coolmore and sold at Keeneland 2018 September Yearling Sale by vendor Sequal New York and purchased by Oliver St Lawrence. Lot 429. 

One of the more expensive Frankel offspring we have seen racing this year, I'm excited to see how this youngster goes. 

She is entered to run on 26th July 1:50 Ascot: John Guest EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 4) (2yo) 

You can keep track of Queen Daenerys entries by clicking this link

Readers will be pleased to hear that Roger Varian has a few more Frankel offspring at Carlburg Stables, Newmarket.

Retrospective - March bay colt out of the mare Looking Back bred by Ashtown Bloodstock

Valyrian Steel -   An April bay colt out of the mare Sabratah bred by G B Partnership 

Unnamed - May bay colt out of the mare Vodka bred by Tanimizu, Mr Yuzo  

Good luck to connections.