Saturday 16 July 2022

Frankel 2yo Chaldean Wins at Newbury for Juddmonte

The first Frankel 2yo winner this year. 

Andrew Balding's Chaldean, who made his debut on the 30th June when finishing a creditable fifth, showed his well-being making a giant step forward at Newbury when relishing the extra furlong. 

The 550,000G yearling purchase looks every inch a son of Frankel. 

Juddmonte have another classy juvenile on their hands with this son of Frankel out of unraced mare Suelita. This good-looking colt, a May foal, showed no lack of maturity travelling strongly from the start and looked to have victory in his grasp some way from home, ridden perfectly by David Probert. 

Kingsclere must have been taken by this performance seeing this well-built chestnut colt win by three-quarters of a length. 

Backed to 3-1, he held a nice advantage over the well touted Godolphin charge Silver Knott who finished fourth while runner-up Seeking Gold ran a very nice debut when coming from well off the pace for Tom Clover. Also, Lord Bertie, trained by William Haggas, looks a future winner after showing some spirit in third place after being plenty keen enough throughout. 

Chaldean has a bright future and it would be no surprise to see him contesting pattern class this season. 

Good luck to connections.