Cecil relishing Frankel work

  • Last Updated: September 27 2012, 17:45 BST

Sir Henry Cecil is relishing the prospect of Frankel working before racing at Newmarket on Saturday.

Frankel: Will work over nine furlongs at Newmarket on Saturday

The unbeaten son of Gailileo will work over nine furlongs in the company of Bullet Train and Midsummer Sun as he continues his preparations for the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20.

The trainer said: "I am looking forward to bringing Frankel to gallop at Newmarket where he will be ridden by Tom Queally.

"I am keen for the experience to feel like a race for Frankel so will saddle at the course before the three horses take a couple of turns in the main parade ring.

"The gallop will be over a mile and one furlong and the intention is for Frankel to go to the winner's enclosure afterwards."

The gallop is scheduled to take place at 1.00pm with owner Prince Khalid Abdulla's silks being worn by all three jockeys. Joining Queally in the racecourse work-out will be two of Sir Henry's stable grooms, Shane Fetherstonhaugh (Midsummer Sun) and Danny Dunnachie (Bullet Train).

It will be shown live on Racing UK's Mark Your Card programme.

Newmarket Racecourses managing director Amy Starkey said: "We are thrilled that Frankel will be with us at the start of one of our best day's racing of the year. And what's great from our perspective is that we are forecast a dry and sunny day for it.

"Saturday represents a brilliant opportunity for people in the East region - and beyond - the chance to come and get close to the greatest racehorse in the world.

"Horses like Frankel don't come along very often, so from my own perspective, I want to see as much of him as I possibly can - and the team at Newmarket Racecourses all feel similarly excited about the prospect."

Saturday's forecast is for a dry day with sunny breaks and temperatures of around 16 degrees Celsius.


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