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Frankel First, the Rest Nowhere

Oscar Foulkes July 29, 2011 Uncategorized No comments

You don’t have to be into horse racing to be blown away by Frankel. This super-star three-year-old colt is unbeaten from eight races. With the exception of his St James’s Palace Stakes victory, his average winning margin is six lengths. I get goose bumps watching him run.

Here are YouTube clips of his three most recent victories.

In the first he blitzes the best of his generation over Newmarket’s straight mile in the 2000 Guineas. He did it the hardest way possible by making the running (which is even harder than doing it around the bend) after he out-ran his pacemaker.

At Ascot everyone ignored his pacemaker, and he idled to victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes. Trainer Henry Cecil afterwards claimed that the race was “all wrong for him”.

Then he takes on another Champion, Canford Cliffs, in the Sussex Stakes and makes him look like an ordinary hack.

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