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Fair Eva: the third winner from four runners for Frankel

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First Frankel runner for Juddmonte off the mark 

THE rise of Frankel as a sire continued on Wednesday when his first runner to carry the silks of owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah became his third winner from only four runners, as Fair Eva motored to an impressive debut success over 6f at Haydock.

The Roger Charlton-trained filly showed signs of inexperience early but was soon travelling kindly under Ryan Moore and, having readily quickened into the lead two furlongs out, she strode clear under just hands-and-heels riding.

The April-born two-year-old is the fourth foal produced by Abdullah's Group 1-winning Observatory mare African Rose, who is a sister to Group 3 winner Helleborine and out of a half-sister to the 1999 Dewhurst winner Distant Music.

Further back on the page is the Group 2-winning Canticum.

Fair Eva is the second winner produced by African Rose, with her son Hakka twice successful over a mile when in training with Sir Michael Stoute.

The Roger Charlton-trained Fair Eva became the second filly by Frankel to hit the track, with the first - Queen Kindly - winning a Catterick novice stakes by five lengths earlier in the month.

Frankel's next runner is due to be Frankuus, who is set to contest the 7f novice stakes at Haydock at 7.45pm on Thursday.

The grey colt is out of the Linamix mare Dookus, and is a half-brother to Group 3-winning US Law.

He is trained by Mark Johnston, who parted with €130,000 to secure Frankuus at last year's Goffs Orby Yearling Sale.




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