Tuesday 16 July 2019

Frankel Watch: Unresolved 2yo Frankel Colt Ready to Shine for Saif Ali

The Frankel 2yos for 2019 are hotting up.

I really enjoy looking at the Frankel Progeny Entries detailed on the Racing Post. I usually take a quick look to see the week ahead and make a note of any juveniles declared to make their racecourse bow. 

Readers will know that Frankel Blog is all about the two-year-old (2yo) strings for trainers big and small. This season we have seen a couple of Frankel's make their debut for Mark Johnston who trains at Kingsley House, Middleham, Leyburn, North Yorkshire. 

The first colt being Fred, who disappointed on debut, then ran a storming race at Leicester to win by a nose. This son of Frankel is on the small side but doesn't lack for pace and even considered for the Superlative Stakes (Group 2).  

More recently, we saw Nick Bradley Racing field a Frankel filly called Frankel's Storm who was fancied to go well on debut at Newmarket. She finished 7th although only beaten just over four lengths and wasn't favoured by running down the middle of the course. 

Related story: Frankel's Storm Ready to Roll for Mark Johnston

We mentioned in that day's post Johnston has four Frankel two-year-old in his string. At that time this son of Frankel was unnamed but now we can reveal his name is Unresolved, a bay colt, born on April 7th, 2017. 

The mare, Lamar, was in training with James Tate in the same silks of Saif Ali. She was a durable daughter of Cape Cross racing 25 times in her career, achieving 6 wins including a Listed class success. An all-time Official Rating of 106 details a talented horse which ran up to 1m 2f. Total earning of £153,415. 

Unresolved was sold at the sales for £85,000, which is incredibly cheap considering the stallion fee for Frankel is £175,000. 

Taking a look at the entries this colt has been entered at the five-day declaration stages for the following 2yo races:

Saturday 25th July - 1:45 Sandown Martin Densham Memorial EBF Stakes (Plus 10 Race) 7f. 

Another Frankel 2yo has an entry for this race. Herman Hesse, trained by John Gosden in the ownership of Lady Bamford. 

Click to see the races Unresolved has entries

Good luck to connections.  

Related story: Herman Hesse to Write Poetic Prose for Gosden at Yarmouth