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Noble Mission - Yarmouth 25/10/2011

Noble Mission (9): ran second on his debut at Yarmouth on Tuesday

  PICTURE: Chris Bourchier 

Frankel's brother Noble Mission second on debut

NOBLE MISSION can lay claim to at least one thing not achieved by his illustrious brother Frankel - he has finished second.

Representing the same connections of trainer Sir Henry Cecil, Tom Queally and Khalid Abdullah as unbeaten superstar Frankel, Noble Mission was described as "not unlike his brother" in appearance by Racing Post reporter Bruce Jackson, who added that the juvenile was weaker in his hind quarters.

Sent off at 6-1 for his debut at Yarmouth on Tuesday and racing on ground described as heavy by the jockeys, Noble Mission travelled well - if not quite Frankel-esque - before being asked to go after leader and favourite Swedish Sailor inside the last quarter mile.

However, despite cutting the advantage the son of Galileo never looked like catching the Godolphin winner but he did nail FrasersHill close home to take second.

Cecil said: "He did everything right and just got a little bit tired in the ground. He was very good in the race - travelled nicely and is a horse for the future I hope.

"Ithought if he got into the first four today that I would be happy with him and I think he was drawn on the wrong side of the course."

Past winners of this 1m maiden include Noble Mission's three-parts brother Bullet Train, Sea Moon and Dubai Millennium.




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