Saturday 9 July 2022

Frankness makes Debut for Andrew Balding (10th July)

The Frankel offspring continue to make their debuts.

Andrew Balding unveiled a daughter of Frankel making her debut at Newmarket (1:30) in the Rossdales British EBF Maiden Fillies' Stakes (GBB Race) Class 3 over 7f on Good to Firm going. 

This chestnut filly, a February foal, is a compact, well-balanced horse, racing in the familiar silks of Jeff Smith. In fact, he trained the mare Cosmopolitan Queen who won two races in her sixteen-race career. 

Frankness was well backed (13/2 - 10/3) and looked pretty straight for her initial start. Squeezed out start, sitting towards the rear of the field, she put down a serious challenge in the closing two furlongs, hanging slightly to her right, but couldn't collar the front-running Alseyoob, trained by Ismail Mohammed, in the colours of Saeed H Al Tayor, who is held in some regard by connections. The trainer commented via the Racing Post: ''Alseyoob showed us at home that she was quality and she has run very well. Sean [Levey] was very happy with her. She will stay more .''    

Frankness ran a fine race on her racecourse bow finishing third, beaten by less than two lengths. She is sure to improve with racing. She put me in the mind of Frankella who was similarly owned and trained, who won on her third start and contested Listed class. 

Dean Ivory's Frankel filly Achillea made her second start in this race and showed good pace before dropping back to finish sixth. 

Both horses will be winning soon.