Juddmonte Farms

SECOND LISTED WIN FOR FRANCONIA

The homebred daughter of FRANKEL registered another Listed win in the Lyric Fillies' Stakes at York yesterday (26th July).

Her first blacktype win came in the Abingdon Fillies' Stakes L. at Newbury on 13th June with a three and three quarter-length winning margin. Heading in to the Lyric Stakes L. as the odds on favourite, Franconia was ridden patiently by Frankie Dettori before making headway going in to the straight and launching her challenge. After a prolonged duel with eventual runner-up Gold Wand she was ridden out to win by three-quarters of a length.

Dettori commented: "We didn't actually go that fast and it turned into a two or three-furlong sprint with me and Andrea [Atzeni aboard Gold Wand]. "My filly took all of two furlongs to get into top gear, but in the end she was well on top.I suspect a mile-and-a-half will be her game from now on. She's not overly big, she's quite delicate so I think we'll be taking it step by step."

Date: 27 July 2020