Juddmonte Farms

FRANKEL REACHES 20 INDIVIDUAL GROUP WINNERS

Mirage Dancer became FRANKEL's 20th individual Group winner with victory in the Gr.3 Glorious Stakes at Goodwood on Friday (3rd August).

Racing Manager Lord Grimthorpe commented: "We had a good idea that he'd be at home here, as he won at Goodwood earlier this year, but the race today went very smoothly. I think Ryan [Moore] wanted to kick on earlier than he would have liked to as they were going a tad too slow for him, but the way he did it was nice and he went on and ran well to the line. I think he is at last coming to the horse that we have hoped that he would make into. The horse does fit a typical Sir Michael Stoute profile and I think we can raise our sights a little bit and it will be looking to see where the best opportunities are. Races such as the Gr.1 Canadian International and Gr.1 Northern Dancer come into the spectrum. The horse was quite happy on the [good-to-firm] ground, and wouldn't mind a bit of cut either. The main point is that he is furnishing and improving both mentally and physically. He has got a big enough frame to take him forward. We are very pleased and it is another group winner for Frankel, which always helps."

FRANKEL has achieved his 20th individual Northern Hemisphere-bred Group winner 280 days faster than Dubawi, 355 days faster than Galileo and 452 days faster than Sea The Stars.

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Date: 06 August 2018