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Frankel!!!!!   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started by hornsix1; 61696 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/30/11

Incredible All-the-Way Triumph For Frankel In the Guineas

15.10 at NMTG1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas (203rd Running) [1m (T)]

Winner: Frankel (GB), c, 3 by Galileo (Ire)
FRANKEL (GB), c, 3, Galileo (Ire)--Kind (Ire), by Danehill.

O-Khalid Abdullah; B-Juddmonte Farms; T-Henry Cecil; J-Tom Queally. Lifetime Record: 6-6-0-0, £493,553.

Some had cast similarities with the great Dubai Millennium (GB) prior to today and Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) lived up to all the hype and mass of expectation with a ruthless success in the G1 Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. In front from the outset, Tom Queally let the 1-2 pick use his impressive stride and he had buried all opposition before he reached the quarter pole. Only Dubawi Gold (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Native Khan (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}) could emerge from the pack to chase after that, but Khalid Abdullah's unbeaten colossus was far gone and hit the line six lengths clear of the former, with Native Khan a further half length back with daylight behind him. "He did it better than I even thought he'd do it," Queally said after this breathtaking win. "He just made a show of them and to him that speed feels like a cruising canter."
lizinuk

From: lizinuk

4/30/11

Hi Joan, no it wasn't a record, but it was a quick  time. There was quite a headwind. More later - just want to watch the sprinters (Borderlescott, the old favourite runs).

Liz

Trevesmom

From: Trevesmom

4/30/11

Where's Borderlescott?  I'd love to see him, too.  Thanks for letting me know it wasn't a record.  Too bad about the headwind slowing him down.  LOL  I don't know how much more impressive that could have been.  ETA: I found him.  I was afraid he was going to be last for a minute there, but he did come up at the end.  I don't know what placing he got yet, though.

Joan

  • Edited 4/30/2011 10:57 am ET by Trevesmom
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

4/30/11

Dangit - i missed it!!

Any replay links?

Derby132

From: Derby132

4/30/11

Derby not entirely out of the question.

Stunning Frankel storms to 2000 Guineas victory

Frankel produced one of the most devastating performances in British Classic history with a pillar-to-post success in the 2000 Guineas.

The only concern connections had prior to the race was with the colt's temperament as he had often pulled hard in his races. A pacemaker was put in the race, but jockey Tom Queally elected to jump out of the gate and make all.

Within a furlong, Frankel had put daylight between himself and his rivals. With half a mile to run, Frankel was ten lengths clear of his toiling rivals. Frankel's raking stride took him further and further clear and at the three-furlong pole Queally took a look between his legs and it was a long way back to his rivals.

http://www.espn.co.uk/horseracing/sport/story/88082.html

  • Edited 4/30/2011 10:52 am ET by Derby132
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/30/11

Nice sharp video replay - thanks!
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

4/30/11

Brilliant!! Extraordinary!! Unprecedented!! as the announcer said
Derby132

From: Derby132

4/30/11

Controlled Aggression....Brazen Speed......Crushed the Cream of the Milers......

I love the footage of Frankel after the race sidestepping and the jockey hugging him - great video!!!

SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

4/30/11

Almost Zenyatta-esque
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