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Frankel Wins UK Gr1 Sussex Stakes

Thursday, 28th July 2011

In the UK overnight, former shuttler & Gr1 English Derby winner Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a Gr1 triumph when Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farm home-bred unbeaten 3YO colt Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill) who was last season's European Champion 2YO Male continued his rise to super-stardom by blitzing his older rivals by 5-lengths in the £300,000 (A$450,000) Gr1 Sussex Stakes (8 furlongs) at Goodwood. Front-running favourite Frankel (ridden by Tom Queally for trainer Sir Henry Cecil) powered away over the final 2 furlongs to defeat Irish-bred 4YO entire Canford Cliffs (Tagula-Mrs Marsh, by Marju) & US-bred 6YO entire Rio De La Plata (Rahy-Express Way, by Ahmad). Frankel notched his 3rd successive Gr1 success to take his record to 8 wins (also including June’s Gr1 St James’s Palace Stakes over 8 furlongs at Royal Ascot & both April’s Gr1 English 2000 Guineas over 8 furlongs at Newmarket & Gr3 Greenham Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newbury, plus 2010's Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newmarket & Gr2 Royal Lodge Stakes over 8 furlongs at Ascot) from 8 starts for £805,608 (A$1.208m) earnings.

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