THREE-year-old sons and daughters of boom stallion Frankel are starting to appear on racetracks and the regally-bred Lady Frankel made a winning debut for trainer Andre Fabre when she landed the Prix Calandria at Saint-Cloud on Sunday.
Lady Frankel was reported green during the running, but when the field entered the home straight, jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot asked her to knuckle down on the outside of the pack. Once finding her stride she picked up impressively to lead close home.
Lady Frankel is a a Gestut Ammerland homebred out of the Group 3-winning Vettori mare Lady Vettori. She boasts a classy pedigree as she is a half-sister to dual French Classic winner and exciting young sire Lope De Vega. She is also a half-sister to Group 3 scorer Bal De La Rose and the Listed-winning Lord Of The Land.
Frankel sired 18 individual winners worldwide last year. He notched his first top-level success when Soul Stirring won the Grade 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Stakes in December and was also represented by the European Group performers Queen Kindly, Fair Eva, Frankuus and Toulifaut.
Frankel is standing the current breeding season at a fee of £125,000 at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket. – from Racing Post, edited.