Atty Persse the latest winner for his sire Frankel
Frankel: has now supplied 11 individual winners from his first crop
PICTURE: Asuncion Pineyrua Atty Persse the latest winner for Frankel
By Zoe Vicarage 7:12PM 14 SEP 2016
FRANKEL supplied his 11th individual winner from his first crop of two-year-olds on Wednesday when his son Atty Persse got off the mark on his debut in a mile maiden at Sandown.
Trained by Roger Charlton and ridden by George Baker, the colt was kept handy in the early stages of the race.
Asked for his effort two furlongs from home, he took a while to hit the front but once doing so he pulled clear to win comfortably by one and three-quarters of a length.
After the race, Baker said: "He's bred to be a very smart horse and he's a good actioned horse. He's shown a good level of ability at home so we have come here pretty confident of him giving a good account.
"He hasn't been overly done at home, but he's shown plenty and he's very professional. You would imagine he would make a nice three-year-old."
Charlton added: "We don't over do them at home but he's done some routine work and always shown class. He's a lovely mover with a good temperament and I hope he makes up into a Racing Post Trophy horse.
"He stays well and he's a classy horse. I wouldn't think the ground would be a bother to him at all. He's always been a very professional horse."
The Bjorn Nielsen homebred is the first foal out of the Norse Dancer mare Dorcas Lane, who was trained by Lucy Wadham to win the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes. Under Wadham's care she also went on to finish third in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes and the Group 3 Lancashire Oaks.
Further back it is the family of 1,000 Guineas heroine Harayir.
Atty Persse was twice offered at Tattersalls but on both occasions was led out of the ring unsold at the 2014 December Foal Sale and last year's October Yearling Sale.
Frankel, an eight-year-old son of Galileo who stands at Banstead Manor Stud, has now been represented by ten individual winners in Europe including by Group 2 heroine Queen Kindly and the Group 3-winning pair Fair Eva and Toulifaut.
He is also the sire of Frankuus, who landed the Listed Ascendant Stakes at Haydock earlier this month.
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