Frank Whittle Partnership

Frank Whittle Partnership Conditions Stakes

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Date | 10 Sep 2010
Course | Doncaster
Age | 2yo
Distance | 7f
Going | Good
Place | 1st
Winning margin | 13 lengths
1st Frankel
2nd Rainbow Springs
3rd Diamond Geezah

Racing Post analysis:

This had looked a fascinating conditions event on paper, featuring two highly promising colts that had been successful in their only previous starts, something they shared in common with four of the previous five winners of this race (the other was a newcomer). However, it proved something of an anti-climax after one of the pair, Farhh, was withdrawn after getting into a state in the stalls. They raced in Indian file down the centre of the track for most of the way.


That left FRANKEL with a simple task and he duly completed it, but even so he was extremely impressive and the fact that he slammed a horse rated 90 by 17l giving him 2lb puts the performance into perspective.

He had won with plenty more in hand than the half-length margin would suggest when landing a 1m soft-ground maiden on his Newmarket debut last month and was in a totally different league to his two rivals here, completely blowing them apart after leading over 1f from home. The son of Galileo is clearly held in high regard by his trainer and he was soon cut to a top-price 16-1 for the 2,000 Guineas and 20-1 for the Derby, but whilst his dam never won beyond 7f, she was out of a Rainbow Quest mare so there must be every chance that he will stay 1m4f. He is likely to step right up in grade now with the Racing Post Trophy looking the most likely target.

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After winning the Champion Stakes Gr.1 at Ascot, Frankel equalled the world record for consecutive Group 1 wins (nine in a row). He retired the winner of 10 Group 1 races in total.

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