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Frankel - Goodwood - 27.07.2011

Frankel (left): the son of Galileo stretched clear of Canford Cliffs

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Frankel extends golden year for mighty Galileo

PHENOMENAL Frankel confirmed himself one of the all-time greats with a stunning five-length dismissal of top-class miler and future Coolmore sire Canford Cliffs in Wednesday's Group 1 Qipco Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

Frankel extends a fantastic run of success for his sire, the great Galileo. The Coolmore stallion has provided the winners of 14 Group or Grade 1 races worldwide this year including Classic victories for Frankel, Golden Lilac, Misty For Me, Roderic O'Connor and Treasure Beach.

He was also on the mark with Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes hero Nathaniel.

Frankel - whose next target is the Juddmonte International Stakes at York next month- was bred by Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte operation out of dual Listed-winning sprinter Kind.

Kind is a daughter of Danehill and Lancashire Oaks scorer Rainbow Lake. Her first foal, Bullet Train, by Galileo's sire Sadler's Wells, won the Lingfield Derby Trial and her half-brother, Powerscourt, also by Sadler's Wells, won the Great Voltigeur Stakes, Tattersalls Gold Cup and Arlington Million.

Frankel has a two-year-old brother called Noble Mission in training with Henry Cecil and a yearling half-brother and foal half-sister both by Oasis Dream.

Earlier at Goodwood, Chandlery became the first European Pattern race winner of the year for Galileo's Coolmore studmate Choisir when making most of the running to land the Group 2 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes.

Choisir is best known for his champion sprinter son Starspangledbanner and his other top-performing European progeny include Stimulation, winner of the Group 2 Challenge Stakes, and Group 3 scorers Lady Springbank and Sir Parky.

The Richard Hannon-trained Chandlery was bred by Owenstown Stud out of the unraced Masai Queen, a daughter of Mujadil and sister to Listed-placed Mombassa from the family of Chester Vase winner Twist And Turn.

Hannon's regular talent scouts Peter and Ross Doyle bought Chandlery for £88,000 at the DBS Premier yearling sale.





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