FRANKEL Produces Outstanding 1st Crop
Goldrush, FRANKEL‘s regally bred daughter out of Alexander Goldrun, kicked off the weekend in style, stepping up to stakes company when she powered home to win the Listed Carlingford Stakes on Friday (13th October).
John Gosden-trained Monarchs Glen (FRANKEL) also stepped up a level, continuing on an upward curve on Saturday (14th October) when he came from last to first to win the Gr.3 Darley Stakes.
According to Gosden, the son of FRANKEL will be put away until next year. He said: “He’s very assertive, so I tend to let him think that he is in control and hope that I am just nudging him in the right direction. His mother always threatened to have a nice horse and he is by an exceptional racehorse, who is becoming an exceptional stallion, so he has plenty on his side. I would be very hopeful that he could be a horse that can go on up the ladder. He has done it on all sorts of ground, so he is pretty versatile.”
Aljezeera has joined FRANKEL’s list of first crop stakes winners after a commanding win in the Listed Beckford Stakes at Yarmouth today (16th October).
Bred by Newsells Park Stud, Aljezeera was bought as a yearling at Tattersalls October Book 1 sale for 450,000gns by Al Shaqab Racing.
She takes FRANKEL’s first crop statistics to 17 individual stakes winners and 15% stakes winners to foals.
In 2017 the sire of Japanese Oaks Gr.1 winner Soul Stirring, Gr.2 winners Cracksman, Eminent, Finche and Rostropovich, and Gr.3 winners Cunco, Frankuus, Lady Frankel, Last Kingdom and Nelson
Sire of 18 winners from his first crop of two-year-olds – including Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Gr.1 winner Soul Stirring, Gr.2 winner Queen Kindly, Gr.3 winners Fair Eva, Toulifaut, Frankuus and Mi Suerte
The leading sire in the Northern Hemisphere by two-year-old Group winners in 2016
The second leading sire in Europe and the USA by 2016 yearling average (£528,357 for 25 sold)
A 2016 Southern Hemisphere yearling average of £492,220 (five sold)
21% of mares covered during his first three seasons are Gr.1 winners and 40% are dams of stakes winners, including dams of 53 individual Gr.1 winners