NEW STAKES WINNER FOR FRANKEL
FRANKEL three-year-old Alpinista won the Upavon Fillies' Stakes L. by a definitive three and three-quarter lengths at Salisbury yesterday (13th August).
Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 14th August 2020
Ten years to the day that FRANKEL made his debut at Newmarket, Alpinista marked the occasion in the perfect manner with a comfortable all-the-way success in this competitive affair. Unlucky not to already be a blacktype winner, having been repeatedly denied a run when a close fourth in the Prix Madame Jean Couturie L. over this trip on her seasonal return at Vichy on 20th July, the grey was established on the lead soon after the start with Sir Mark Prescott keen to leave nothing to chance with his riding instructions for Ryan Tate.
Turning the screw in the home straight, the homebred cracked
the dual Group 2-placed Queen Power and was away and gone
by the time the progressive Award Scheme was finding her
Alpinista had mastered Epsom when impressing on her
juvenile debut over seven furlongs last July, but blew the start
next time and ended up sixth when second favourite for
Goodwood's Prestige Stakes Gr.3 also over that trip the following
month. Beaten under a length when fourth trying a mile in the Prix d'Aumale Gr.3 at ParisLongchamp on her two-year-old finale in
September, she was more positively ridden on her seasonal bow
at Vichy but still found herself in a pocket. Sent forward
aggressively this time, she relished the firm conditions and thrived on the change of
Date: 14 August 2020