8
Jul
2016

I've ridden two Frankels now and they've both wanted to get on with things at home, but come raceday they are as good as gold.

Seven Heavens becomes Frankel's sixth winner

Frankel's remarkable start to his stud career continued today (8th July) as Seven Heavens became his sixth first-crop winner, winning in fine style at Ascot.

All six of Frankel's progeny to race in Europe to date have won, five of them on debut.

"He's a nice horse," jockey Robert Havlin said of Seven Heavens. "They didn't go very quick early on, and following Tom (Marquand on Monoshka) he was struggling after three and a half furlongs and couldn't take me any further, so literally from the two-pole to the line he had to do it all on his own.

"He's never been off the bridle in his life before, so it was a big ask, and he just got a little bit lonely and just started to drift to the left a little. I was impressed with him.

"I've ridden two Frankels now and they've both wanted to get on with things at home, but come raceday they are as good as gold."

Seven Heavens (pictured as a yearling), trained by John Gosden, bears a striking resemblance to his sire. A rare Juddmonte yearling purchase, he was bred by Cheveley Park Stud and sold to Juddmonte at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale for 620,000 guineas last year. The colt was a late foal, born 21st May, and is out of the dual Gr.3 winner and twice Gr.1-placed Heaven Sent.

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Frankel Facts

In August 2014, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) awarded Frankel the accolade of 'Ambassador' in recognition of the funds and awareness he has generated for the charity. Frankel joined fellow Ambassadors, musician Ed Sheeran, celebrity chef Delia Smith and author Anthony Horowitz.