Saturday 5 February 2022

5 Frankel Hopes for 2022 (Part 2)

UNNAMED Frankel / Without You Babe 
Trainer Ralph Beckett

I do love a Ralph Beckett 2-year-old and was surprised when owners Amo Racing removed a few nice 2yos from his yard but hey it happens. Ralph Beckett has Westover, another Frankel colt who finished second in the Tankard Stakes last season. I’m hopeful he has another nice Frankel here who is owned and bred by John D Gunther who incidentally owns Girl On Film with his daughter Tanya and is also in training with Ralph Beckett. Girl On Film was fifth in the Rockfel Stakes last season and one to keep an eye on this season. Dam Without You Babe was unraced but produced some excellent offspring including full-brother Without Parole who had a great career with John Gosden the highlight being the win in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot in 2018. Without Parole finished his career with Chad Brown and finished an excellent third in the Keeneland Group 1 Turf Mile Stakes on his last start and now stands stud at Newsells Park Stud. 

FOMENT Frankel / Scuffle 

This Frankel colt has to win a few races right? Well the bay colt comes from an excellent family including his full-brother Logician trained by John Gosden who was in fact unraced at two but wow what a 3-year-old career he had winning all five races including the St Leger in 2019. Logician earned £529,036 despite suffering a life-threatening bout of peritonitis. Dam Scuffle was a decent type for Roger Charlton winning three on the bounce in 2008. 

MISTRAL STAR Frankel / Shirocco Star 

It could be another good season for Frankel and this bay filly should be up to winning a few races this year. Dam Shirocco Star proved to be a top performer for trainer Charlie Appleby competing at the top level, second in both the English and Irish Oaks it was a mystery how she only managed one win in an excellent career. Scirocco offspring include the Charlie Appleby trained Al Suhail who is decent and goes on any ground and the Hughie Morrison trained Telecaster who won the Dante Stakes and another who was an excellent performer.

UNNAMED Frankel / Sobetsu 
Trainer Charlie Appleby 

This Frankel filly has a pedigree to die for. Dam Sobetsu, also trained by Charlie finished third in the fillies mile in 2016 and improved when stepping up in distance as a 3-year-old winning the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary and on her final race winning the Prix De La Nonette, liked a bit of cut in the ground. The unnamed Frankel filly is a half-sister to the Charlie Appleby once raced Makkari who will win races this year. 

CLIMATE FRIENDLY Frankel / Unex Mona Lisa 
Trainer Roger Varian 

Roger Varian will train this chesnut filly and hopefully she can prove a hit on the racetrack. Dam Unex Mona Lisa was unraced. Climate Friendly is a half-sister to the Michael Bell trained mare Pretty Pollyanna who was one of the best 2yo fillies in Europe in 2018 winning the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes and the Prix Morny. Climate Friendly is an exciting filly to look out for. Thanks for reading, I will update the names when I can.

Author: Craig Newton


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