Another winner in Japan for flying Frankel
Frankel: has 14 individual winners from his first crop of two-year-olds
PICTURE: Asuncion Pineyrua Another winner in Japan for freshman sire Frankel
By Zoe Vicarage 11:58AM 24 SEP 2016
HOT on the heels of Eminent winning on his debut at Newmarket on Thursday, Frankel was represented by his 14th individual winner on Saturday when his daughter Mi Suerte ran out an impressive winner of a maiden at Hanshin in Japan.
The filly, trained by Yasutoshi Ikee and ridden by Yuga Kawafa, was settled in the middle of the pack in the early stages of the race. As the field hit the home straight, the juvenile was cruising under her jockey and pulled clear to win by two lengths.
She is owned by Sunday Racing, whose colours are most famoulsy associated with six-time Grade 1 hero Orfevre.
Bred by Northern Farm, Mi Suerte is the third foal out of the Grade 1-winning Pulpit mate Mi Sueno. Further back it is the family of Grade 1 scorers Madcap Escapade and Dubai Escapade.
Katsumi Yoshida, who owns Northern Farm, purchased Mi Sueno for $1,900,000 million at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale in 2013.
Dual world champion Frankel, an eight-year-old son of Galileo, has made a fantastic start to his career at stud supplying the likes of Group 2 heroine Queen Kindly and Group 3 scorers Toulifaut and Fair Eva from his first crop of two-year-olds.
There could be a first Group 1 winner for the Banstead Manor Stud resident on Saturday if Queen Kindly lands the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.
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