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10 September 25: Frankel (no. 2), ridden by Tom Queally and trained by H. R. A. Cecil, wins the Royal Lodge Stakes for two year olds at Ascot Racecourse in Ascot, England. (Bob Mayberger/Eclipse Sportswire)
SIR HENRY CECIL plans to run Frankel over a mile and a quarter for the first time next season in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, where he feels the champion three-year-old could "be an even better horse at that trip."

Frankel is undefeated in his nine career starts, all of which have been over 7f or 1m, and is having a quiet few weeks after a stellar 2011 in which he amassed more than £1.1million from five races, including four Group 1 successes.

Speaking on his website, Cecil said: "Frankel has had a great year and is hugely exciting. He really has caught the public eye and it was great that he has given an interest to so many people.
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