Tuesday 3 September 2019

Which Horse is the Best 2yo Frankel Filly of 2019?

Now there's a question. 

Frankel Blog isn't scared to make a prediction. So far this season we have seen a number of very talented Frankel offspring. Many quality juveniles have led the way and maintain the highest standards of what can only be described as a stallion who has always broken records. 

This season we have detailed those up-and-coming two-year-olds from stables big and small. 

One trainer who has a wealth of Frankels is Sir Michael Stoute. In fact, the post detailing 10 Frankel 2yos for him this 2019 has been one of our most popular. It's had almost 500 pageview, which for a little blog like ours is good going. 

If you search the internet and keywords regarding Frankel you will notice we are top-ranked for many. 

Anyway, enough about all that stuff. We had best get back to our prediction about the best of Frankel's two-year-old filly to be seen this 2019 Flat turf season. 

It will come as no surprise to see that our prediction is trained by Sir Michael Stoute in the ownership of Cheveley Park Stud. This beautifully-bred chestnut Frankel filly (a homebred) is out of a winning mare similarly owned and trained called Safina. 

The filly in question is called Melnikova

Readers may have noticed this flying filly made a winning debut at Kempton back in early August (5th August). 

It is memorable, not only for the win but the fact that Sir Michael Stoute had two Frankel fillies contesting the same race on debut with Tanita (the shorter in the betting of the two horses priced 9/2) looking like the winner until Melnikova pounced late as she gathered her stride, leading in the final few yards to win from Stylistique (trained by Roger Varian) by a neck from Tanita a further head behind. 

Melnikova was backed from 10/1 returning 8/1, to take the win prize money of £5,822.10 (Plus 10 Race). James Doyle rode a great race with the filly taking the 7f the Matchbook/British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes without realising she had a race. 

Make no mistake, this is one of the best, if not the best, two-year-old at Freemason Lodge Stables.

She has been entered for four high-class races including the bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket to take place on 11th October 3:35 (Newmarket, Rowley Mile). This contest has a winning prize of £283,550. 

Melnikova may be seen running her second race on the 6th of September. This Class 3 7f Novice Stakes takes place at Kempton. At the time of writing, 31 fillies have been declared. 

You can take a look at the declaration here to see if she makes the final line up

In addition to the Fillies Mile (Group 1), she has received entries for:

Saturday, 7th September 3:00 Haydock - Ascendant Stakes (Listed Race) 1-mile.

Friday, 27th September at Newmarket 3:00 Shadwell Rockfell Stakes (Group 2) 7f.  

Exciting times. I'm predicting this horse will be heading for the 1,000 Guineas. 

Good luck to connections.