Frankel Adds Sussex Stakes To 12 Wins

Frankel Adds Sussex Stakes To 12 Wins


Champion racehorse Frankel has left rivals trailing in his wake at the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood to notch his 12th win in a row.

Five weeks after setting Royal Ascot alight with a scintillating victory in the Queen Anne Stakes, the unbeaten four-year-old once again proved too hot to handle as he cruised home in front of Farhh.

The Prince Khalid Abdullah-owned colt raced past the post with five lengths to spare two years after his debut win at Newmarket. “Every moment spent on his back is a special moment and today was no different,” jockey Tom Queally said.

“He’s a class apart from anything else at the moment. He does it all very easily therefore I have a very easy job, all I have to do is steer. These are magic moments and it’s great to be part of it.” Frankel next heads to York for the Juddmonte International Stakes (2000m) in three weeks.

Despite being last into the starting gate, Frankel soon began to dominate the four-strong field and although Farhh challenged gamely Frankel powered through to the line as he galloped strongly through the final two furlongs (400m) to leave the rest trailing.

Frankel becomes only the second colt to win seven Group One races in consecutive starts, equalling Rock of Gibraltar’s 2002 mark.

“Henry and everyone at Warren Place have done a fantastic job. It’s been a great effort to get him spot on,” Teddy Grimthorpe, Abdullah’s racing manager, said of trainer Sir Henry Cecil’s charge.

Frankel is also entered for the Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20 and could also be nominated for the Moulin at Longchamp on September 16, Grimthorpe revealed.

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