Frankel still de­liv­ers

Dave Young­man re­flects on a suc­cess­ful sea­son for the hottest sire in town

Racing Ahead - - NEWMARKET -

WITH this Flat sea­son now fast ebbing away it is time to qui­etly re­flect on it all. For me, it has been a sheer de­light see­ing the young off­spring of the great Frankel come on to the race­course and win so many races. One par­tic­u­lar per­for­mance was that of EM­I­NENT trained here at HQ by Mar­tyn Meade mak­ing a win­ning de­but on the Row­ley Mile hav­ing been backed from 14-1 down to 6-1.

It was es­pe­cially nice as I had ex­tolled the virtues of him in pre­vi­ous ar­ti­cles long be­fore his win­ning ap­pear­ance. He will be roughed off now and put away to fully fur­nish and fill his frame but make no mis­take he can step up and make up into a very nice colt for the Sefton Lodge yard next sea­son.

THE re­cent sales at Tat­ter­salls here in New­mar­ket saw year­lings by Dubawi, Galileo and Frankel make top money and at­tract much in­ter­est from buy­ers from around the world.

A Dubawi colt knocked down to John Fer­gu­son for 2.6m gns was top lot and a Frankel colt fetch­ing 1.6m gns was pur­chased by Sheikh Ham­dan, this was out of At­trac­tion and looked a re­ally nice type with good bone and well backed plus a smash­ing walker.

FRANKEL looks sure to re­ceive a full com­ple­ment of mares to cover next sea­son and looks cer­tain to pro­duce some­thing very spe­cial as time goes by.

He is in ex­cep­tional con­di­tion and I hope you like the photo of me with him at New­mar­ket, I feel very lucky to be able to get so close to the great horse and hope I will be able to do so for a long time to come.

Shane Fether­ston­haugh, who rode him so much when he was in train­ing with Sir Henry Ce­cil, paid Frankel a visit re­cently and was de­lighted to see him. Shane is now with trainer Char­lie Ap­pleby at Moul­ton Pad­docks and a very im­por­tant mem­ber of the team there.

THE as-yet un­raced son of Frankel in the care of Roger Var­ian named UAE KING con­tin­ues to im­press in his work and looks a top prospect for the Krem­lin House han­dler.

It’s the same story for the un­raced DUBAWI PRINCE, both are owned by Sheikh Obaid, who the trainer pur­chased some very nice year­lings for at the re­cent sales.

GODOL­PHIN have some very use­ful un­raced tal­ent wait­ing in the wings in­clud­ing two lovely Frankel fil­lies. SU­PER TAL­ENT is an un­raced colt by Dubawi that is im­press­ing in his work and he may make his de­but on the all­weather be­fore too long.

FI­NALLY, many con­grat­u­la­tions to Den­nis Ridg­way and his wife Pa­tri­cia from York­shire on their re­cent 61st wed­ding an­niver­sary.

Den­nis is a reg­u­lar reader of this mag­a­zine and most loyal sup­porter of my Rac­ing Club, the sup­port of peo­ple like them is what makes it all worth­while.

Dave meets Frankel

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