Awesome Frankel bolts in the Sussex Stakes

Updated: August 1, 2012

The imperious Frankel stretched his unbeaten run to twelve with a ruthless display of awesome galloping power to land the Sussex Stakes for the second year in a row for Sir Henry Cecil and Tom Queally.

Sent off at scarcely believable odds of 1/20 the son of Galileo simply breezed through the 1m contest and dismissed a high class colt in Farhh with the minimum of fuss to equal the record of the great Rock Of Gibraltar in landing his eighth Group 1 in a row.

Settled in second place by his pacemaker and half brother Bullet Train, Frankel lobbed along in the opening stages of the contest with Frankie Dettori and Farhh content to give him a sighter back in third place.

As the field turned for home, Tom Queally looked in total control and gave Frankel an inch of reign two and a half furlongs from home and his mount didn’t disappoint, quickening with smooth and devastating effect to land his second Sussex Stakes in a row with a yawning six length gap back to Farhh with the Richard Fahy trained Gabrial back in third place.

Speaking after the race a cool and collected Tom Queally said “Every moment spent on his back is a special moment and today is no different. He’s amazing and had the other horses cooked a little after halfway. It was a nice prep for his next race.

“He’s a class apart from any other horse around at the moment and I’ve a very easy job – all I do is steer. “They’re magic moments – it’s great to be a part of it.”

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