Sunday, 31 July 2022

Andrew Balding's Frankness Shows Class to Win at Chester (1st August)

 Andrew Balding and his team had much to be thankful for with a great day at Chester with a brace of two-year-old winners including Frankel filly Frankness who ran a fine race on debut at Newmarket going one better on Saturday. 

The 9/4 shot, a compact sort, looked at home over this 7f on this idiosyncratic course, relishing the good to soft going. James Fanshawe's Endeared led and looked to set a high standard, before being swallowed up by the John Smith Frankel filly who put down a strong challenge in the final two furlongs the first two beating the third by two and a half lengths. 

Frankness, ridden by Rob Hornby, won by three and a quarter lengths and a horse sure to be racing at pattern class soon. 

She's a well-bred juvenile, a February foal, out of a twice-winning mare, Cosmopolitan Queen who was trained by David Elsworth in the silks of John Smith.

Anna Lisa Balding, trainer's wife, said: ''Frankness ran really well at Newmarket first time out and it's great to see her win win impressively today.''

Good luck to connections.

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