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Frankuus: was bought by Mark Johnston for €130,000 at Goffs Orby

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Frankel now four out of five winners as a sire

FOUR debut winners from five runners - that's how Frankel's record as a stallion reads after more first-crop success for the dual world champion on Thursday.

Frankuus became that fourth winner when running out a one-and-three-quarter-length winner of a 7f Haydock maiden despite showing signs of greenness and an awkward head carriage.

The grey colt is trained by Mark Johnston for Hussain Lootah and Amad Al Shaikh, having been purchased by Johnston for €130,000 at last year's Goffs Orby Yearling Sale.

He was bred by Ballylinch Stud out of the unplaced Linamix mare Dookus, making him a half-brother to Group 3 Prix Thomas Bryon winner and Group 1 Criterium International third US Law.

Dookus is out of Pharaoh's Delight, an important mare for Ballylinch Stud, as she won the Phoenix Stakes and also produced Listed scorer Pharmacist, herself dam of dual Grade 1 winner Red Rocks.

Frankel's other first-time-out winners are Cunco, a comfortable winner at Newbury and set for the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot, Queen Kindly, a five-length winner at Catterick, and Fair Eva, a four-length winner at Haydock.

Frankel's other runner, Majoris, was an encouraging sixth of 14 in a Haydock maiden last month.




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