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Frankel A Perfect Ten!


HE'S BACK. Frankel made it a remarkable ten wins from ten career starts with a scintillating reappearance in easily seeing off his old rival Excelebration for the fourth time.

The 2-7 favourite took up the running over a furlong from home and when Tom Queally asked him the response was immediate. He powered into top gear and Excelebration simply couldn't go with him. Dubawi Gold was back in third.


This was a big day for Prince Khalid Abdullah's colt in what was his first run as an older horse. Greater tests await in the summer, but the atmosphere had been building throughtout the afternoon as every racing fan waited for his return. Thankfully, the horse himself seemed to take the premlimaries in his stride and, much to Sir Henry Cecil's relief, he didn't let his supporters down.

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Put this race in perspective. Excelebration with a Timeform rating of 133. The third highest rated horse in the world behind Frankle and Black Caviar. Aidan O'Brien even managed to slip in a 2012 seasonal debut race for him at the Curragh in Ireland, and he romped home easily that day in the G3 Gladness Stakes. Conventional wisdom would've been that race fitness, if nothing else, should've been on Excelebration's side at Newbury. Frankel comes in off of a 200+ day lay-off, and really decides this race for everyone before it ever really gets started. He buries a cracking good horse in his own right in Excelebration again, for a 4th time, faster than you can say Jack Sprat. And he wins going away by some 4 or 5 length's hard held, in hand. Every time I see this horse race these days, that old Rolling Stones song, "Beast of Burden" starts playing over and over in my mind. LOL.

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