Frankel set to have first US runner

Frankel: dual world champion has sired nine winners from his first crop

PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) First stateside runner for Frankel on Saturday
By Zoe Vicarage 2:42PM 4 AUG 2016

THE US looks set to be the latest country to witness the debut of a Frankel two-year-old as the Brian Lynch-trained Brooklyn Bobby lines-up in a Saratoga maiden at 1pm local time (6pm GMT) on Saturday.

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There are plenty of winning connections on his page as he is out of the Thunder Gulch mare Balance, who was trained by David Hofmans to win three races at the highest level including the Santa Anita Oaks.

It doesn't stop there as Balance's half-sister is none other than American wondermare Zenyatta, a 13-time Grade 1 heroine who captured the hearts of Americans throughout her career.

An Amerman Racing homebred, Brooklyn Bobby is also a half-brother to Go Nineteen, a four-year-old son of Street Cry who finished second in a maiden last year.

Frankel has made a blistering start with his first crop of two-year-olds having supplied eight winners in Europe including Group 3 heroine Fair Eva.

The eight-year-old son of Galileo was represented by his first winner outside of Europe last Sunday when Soul Stirring won on her debut in Japan.

With Zefferino also set to make his debut on Friday it could be a productive couple of days for the Banstead Manor Stud resident.

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