MIDDAY FOALS A FRANKEL FILLY

The six-time Gr.1 winning mare Midday foaled a bay filly by Frankel at 1.15pm on the afternoon of 1st February at Banstead Manor Stud.

The filly, who weighed in at 132lbs, is very highly rated by Stud Manager Simon Mockridge, whose report from the foaling reads: “Attractive, quality filly. Has size and scope. Deep girthed, broad hips, strong quartered. Good bone. Strong hind leg. Very good foal.”

Watch a video of the foaling here

Juddmonte Farms General Manager Philip Mitchell commented: “Obviously this was a much anticipated foaling. We are very pleased with the foal - Midday is an excellent mother and both she and the filly are very well.

“We have had many people contact us regarding Midday and her Frankel foal, and would be interested to hear any naming suggestions from members of the public!”

Like Frankel, Midday was trained by Sir Henry Cecil at Warren Place. Over the course of four seasons she won nine races, including the Gr.1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood three times, the Gr.1 Yorkshire Oaks at York, the Gr.1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp and the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita.

Midday will again visit Frankel in 2014.

Date: 5 February 2014