Tuesday 30 June 2020

Frankel Watch 2020: Chase The Dollar Suffers at the Hooves of a Mutiny (30th June)

Another day another dollar, as the saying goes. 

In the UK we are talking about pounds, shillings, and pence. However, son of Frankel, Chase The Dollar, trained by Mark Johnston in the ownership of Saeed Suhail, had his golden first prize stolen from him at Musselburgh when Ventura Mutiny proved too savvy in the ownership of Middleham Park Racing LX. 

This son of Showcasing has progressed with his three starts and great yearling purchase at 85,000 guineas. 

Odds-on backers got their fingers burned (seems to happen so often in two-year-old racing) when the 2/5f was almost left standing by the front-running tactics of the Richard Fahey-trainer winner, who powered home in good style by four-and-a-half lengths. The 7/2 second-favourite led from the start and pulled away as Chase The Dollar was learning on the job and didn't have the fitness or experience to put down a blow to the front runner who galloped to the line. 

There's little doubt Chase The Dollar will make amends for this slightly disappointing start to proceedings and should go on to better things long term. 

This bay son of Frankel, an April foal (Fool's Day) is out of a Group 2 winning mare (Cape Dollar) who was in trainer with Sir Michael Stoute and in the same ownership. She raced nine times, winning twice, and total earning of £72,295. 

She was unplaced in her sole start at Group 1 when contesting the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2011. 

Connections will be disappointed not to see Chase The Dollar win on debut however this homebred is a good physical type with plenty of improvement to come and he could well race at pattern class this season. 

Good luck to connections.