Horses To Follow » Frankenstella


Frankenstella put up a really likeable performance in winning the two-mile handicap. John Quinn’s filly travelled like the most likely winner from a long way out, she moved up nicely for Oisin Murphy to hit the front inside the two-furlong marker, and she stayed on well to win nicely. It was an impressive performance visually, it appeared that she won with a fair bit more in hand than the two-length winning margin, and there is solidity to the form, with hat-trick seeker Mr Chua finishing second and the consistent Red Royalist staying on well into third. She was the only three-year-old in the race, but she coped with the older horses well.

She is a progressive staying filly, she won two of her previous three races, a two-mile maiden handicap at Pontefract on fast ground in July, and a two-mile handicap at Redcar on soft ground four weeks later. She stays well and she is well suited by a truly-run race over two miles. She will get a hike from the handicapper now, but she continues to progress, and she handles fast ground as well as soft ground. A daughter of Frankel and a full-sister to high-class stayer Master Of Reality – second past the post in last year’s Melbourne Cup – she will be of interest wherever she goes next.

York, 6th September 2020