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By Simon Jackson, London24’s horse racing correspondent
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Bookmakers are taking no chances with the possibility of Frankel running in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe following is emphatic victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York yesterday.
The step up to 10 furlongs posed no problems for Frankel in his first race beyond a mile as he eased to a seven-length victory under jockey Tom Queally and he is now best priced at 1-3 (with a run) with Paddy Power for the Arc on October 7.
The success extended Frankel’s unbeaten run to 13 and secured back-to-back victories for his trainer Sir Henry Cecil who won this race last year with Twice Over.
“That was great wasn’t it? It’s fantastic,” said Cecil who travelled to York to saddle the champion despite recent medical treatment. “That has made me feel 20 years younger.
“It’s great for Yorkshire, they are very supportive of racing and they deserve to see him.”
The delighted Queally added: “I sort of suspected that they would go a good gallop. We had our plan in place and stuck to it and it all panned out nicely. He won it ever so well and I am delighted to be part of it.
“He certainly is good and it is a fantastic training performance.”