This horse could take a lot of beating now.

Eminent wins the Craven

Frankel has a leading contender for the 2000 Guineas after his son Eminent won a high-class renewal of the Craven Stakes, beating Racing Post Trophy Gr.1 winner Rivet in the process.

Eminent - purchased as a Tattersalls Book 1 yearling for 150,000gns - won on his only start as a two-year-old last year and is now unbeaten in two races. Jockey Jim Crowley struggled to pull him up after the Craven, saying: "It's never taken me to long to pull a horse up after a race!"

Trainer Martin Meade told Racing UK: "He had the most wonderful trial that I could possibly have expected. I'm really, really thrilled with him... This horse could take a lot of beating now."

Eminent is the seventh individual Group winner to emerge to date from Frankel's first crop.

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Image from European Bloodstock News.

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The 'Frankel factor' saw a record first day attendance at the Ebor Festival on 22 August 2012, when a total of 30,163 racegoers turned up to see Frankel in the Juddmonte International - 55% more people than on the same day in 2011. The attendance eclipsed the previous best for an opening day of the festival back in 1989, when just over 23,000 racegoers were present.