Ex-Spurs and West Ham boss leads Premier League stars’ praise for horse compared to Arsenal’s Invicibles

07:15 25 October 2012

Harry Redknapp. Photo credit; Sean Dempsey/PA wire

Harry Redknapp. Photo credit; Sean Dempsey/PA wire

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Harry Redknapp was amongst the group of high-profile figures from the Premier League to praise Frankel who retired unbeaten after winning the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

The former Spurs and West Ham boss is a racehorse owner himself and tasted victory this summer when his Violets Boy won at Hereford. He believes that the racing public are fortunate to have been able to witness the exploits of Frankel who won all of his 14 starts.

“It’s amazing to have such an incredible horse as Frankel. He’s better than anything else out there, so we’ve all been really lucky to have the chance to see him,” Redknapp said.

“It’s also been absolutely brilliant for Sir Henry Cecil – he’s not been in the best of health lately, so I’m really pleased he’s had Frankel to keep his spirits up.”

Michael Owen, a part-owner in Manor House Stables with Andrew Black and trainer Tom Dascombe added: “Like all athletic greats, Frankel has a knack of making exceptional opposition look inferior, or in his case, proper Group 1 horses shape like mere handicappers. His talent transcends our sport, like no other horse I can remember during my lifetime.”

Robbie Savage, the former Wales international and BBC football pundit agreed: “Frankel’s achievements are the equivalent of Arsenal’s 2003-04 Invincibles side when they won every single one of their matches.

“Even people with no interest in the sport know all about Frankel as he is a total one off – and a great tribute to his trainer Sir Henry Cecil.”

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