FRANKEL enjoyed a flurry of well-bred new winners over the weekend

On Friday (12th May), Blue Diamond Stud homebred Zefferino got off the mark at Lingfield to win a seven-furlong maiden easily by a length and a half. On the same day, Mori - the second foal out of six-time Gr.1 winner Midday - won at the second time of asking at Ascot.

On Saturday, Lael Stables' Yaraki won on debut at Lingfield. The filly is out of Champion Two-Year-Old Superstar Leo, also dam of Gr.3 winner Enticing & Listed winner Sentaril from the family of Classic winners Footstepsinthesand & Power.

In Japan, Flora De Mariposa asserted herself against three-year-old colts to win a maiden at Tokyo. It was a feat all the more remarkable as the filly was bred to Southern Hemisphere time, and will not herself turn three until August 2017. Flora De Mariposa was bred by Cressfield and sold to Katsumi Yoshida for A$750,000 at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale last year.

Meanwhile in France, Finche was another debut winner, landing a maiden by two lengths at Deauville. The colt is out of 2010 Broodmare Of The Year, Binche, who is also dam of Gr.1 winners Proviso and Byword.

​To complete an international weekend, Quiet Star became FRANKEL's first runner in the South America, finishing a close third in a race in Argentina. Bred to Southern Hemisphere time out of Quantify, she is owned by Don Alberto Corporation, who also race FRANKEL's first foal, first runner and recent Classic Trial Gr.3 winner, Cunco.

Date: 15 May 2017