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Frankel has now supplied seven debut winners

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Senator supplies another winner for flying Frankel

SENATOR, a son of the great Frankel, overcame clear signs of inexperience to make a successful debut in a 6f maiden at Leicester on Wednesday evening to become the eighth winner from his sire's first crop.

The chestnut colt briefly looked in trouble around two furlongs out but, despite showing his immaturity, made headway to lead inside the final 50 yards and ultimately won with plenty to spare to become the seventh first-time-out winner for the Banstead Manor resident.

The Richard Fahey-trained juvenile was carrying the familiar colours of Cheveley Park Stud, who bred Senator out of their Selkirk mare Red Bloom.

Red Bloom, another Cheveley Park homebred, was a high-class juvenile herself, winning two of her three starts at two, which included success in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile on just her third outing.

She is a half-sister to Listed winner Red Gala and out of another Group-winning juvenile Red Camellia.

Senator is the seventh foal produced by Red Bloom, whose other runners include the 1m2f to 1m4f winner Vasily and Sea The Bloom, a daughter of Sea The Stars who has now joined the broodmare band at Cheveley Park. She produced her first foal, a Pivotal colt, earlier this year.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
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Sea The Stars £2,416,306
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Dark Angel £1,322,730
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Kodiac £1,215,654
Invincible Spirit £1,138,994
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