Sunday 27 September 2020

Frankel Watch: Fabilis Wins at Nottingham for Ralph Beckett (27th September)

Two-year-old Frankel offspring have been in flying form this season and Fabilis (pictured) is proving a quality horse after winning his last two starts. 

This son of Frankel out of a four-time-winning mare [Mirabilis] was fancied to go well on his debut at Newbury when racing over 7f, back in August, finishing a creditable sixth on rain-softened ground. 

However, this April foal proved all the rage when heavily backed on his second start at Chepstow, when opposing Il Bandito, who looked a pretty stern challenger after showing ample ability on his two previous starts. Fabilis' supporters were buoyant as this bay colt finished with purpose winning in comfortable fashion. 

An official rating of 82 looked quite a stiff mark, but connections must have considered it an alternative route and stepping up to a trip of one mile and half a furlong a positive as the 13/8f (drifting from 5/4) made all, if not a touch keen, staying on well to hold the late challenge of State Patrol by one length. 

Racing in the Frankel silks [K. Abdullah], ridden by William Buick, this was a smart performance for the colt who looks to have a good future ahead of him and very well placed by Ralph Beckett. 

It would be no surprise to see him stepping up in trip and to pattern class next year if not this. 

William Buick said: ''Fabilis kept going well and the step up in trip suited him. He's got plenty of stamina in his pedigree and looking at him I'm sure he'll improve next year as well.''

See Fabilis Full Result on Racing Post

Other two-year-old Frankel offspring for Ralph Beckett include: