Homebred Finche became the 10th Group winner from FRANKEL's first crop, when landing yesterday’s (16th July) Gr.2 Prix Eugene Adam.

Taken from European Bloodstock News, 17th July 2017:

The chesnut had won on his debut at Deauville in May before finishing third behind Afandem in the Listed Prix Ridgway and that colt was one of his seven rivals in yesterday’s 2000m contest.

The Italian colt Back On Board took the field along, quickening down the home straight, but was headed fully
200m from home by Finche, who was himself soon challenged by Afandem. He was always doing enough on the run to the line, however, and came home half a length to the good. April’s Listed scorer Avilius (Pivotal), trained like the winner by Andre Fabre, came out best in a three-way photo finish for third.

Even with a veritable who’s who of broodmares among his first book, FRANKEL's first-crop record of 10 Group winners to date, plus the Listed winner and Gr.2 runner-up Mori, is an enviable achievement, and the list is supplemented by seven others who have black-type places, most notably by the twice Classic-placed Cracksman. He still awaits his first Gr.1 winner outside Japan, but that will surely not be much longer in the waiting.

Finche is the 10th foal out of the Woodman mare Binche, who failed to win in two starts, but has already produced the Gr.1 winners Proviso and Byword and is herself a half-sister to the Scandinavian Champion Binary File. 

Date: 17 July 2017