A few readers may be aware that I submit articles to Frankel Blog. It's a relatively new platform but has over 100 posts. It is dedicated to Frankel's two-year-old (2yos) offspring racing in the UK.
By all accounts, it has been well received and featured highly on Google if searching for many and varied keywords.
Anyway, I'm sure you have noticed that Frankel's offspring have been in flying form this season.
So I thought I would take a quick look at the 2019 Frankel colts and fillies and see what prices they started on debut and how they fared.
It should make interesting reading.
Alpinista (Sir Mark Prescott) 9/4 1st
Lisbet (John Gosden) 12/1 7th
Shammah (Richard Hannon) 6/1 3rd
Dollar Bid (Sir Michael Stoute) 11/1 4th
Highest Ground (Sir Michael Stoute) 3/1 1st
Far Rockaway (William Haggas) 11/1 5th
Fred (Mark Johnston) 11/4 8th
Herman Hesse (John Gosden) 3/1 6th
Born A King (William Haggas) 11/4 4th
Frankel's Storm (Mark Johnston) 4/1 7th
Heaven Forfend (Sir Michael Stoute) 7/2 2nd
Frankly Darling (William Haggas) 7/2 2nd
Jacksonian (Ralph Beckett) 4/1 2nd
Boss Power (Sir Michael Stoute) 7/1 4th
Unresolved (Mark Johnston) 9/2 8th
So what can we tell from these 15 random Frankel two-year-olds of 2019? This is very much a sample of perhaps 50 or so juveniles we could have viewed.
The two debut winners were priced 9/4 and 3/1 respectively. The biggest price from this sample was 12/1 (finished 7th). Six of the debutantes were winners or placed. The largest odds of those Shammah 6/1 in third, trained by Richard Hannon.
Without question, the best performer of the Frankel 2yos for 2019 was Roger Charlton's Quadrilateral. This chestnut daughter of Frankel by the mare Nimble Fingers won on debut, impressively on her second start before knuckling down to beat Powerful Breeze in the bet365 Fillies' Mile (Group 1) at Newmarket and favourite for the 1,000 Guineas in May 2020.
In all, Frankel's offspring for 2019 performed admirably and much to look forward to come the new Flat turf season.