Frankel’s fifth Pattern winner lands in Japan
Frankel: has excelled with his first crop of two-year-olds
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Frankel's fifth Pattern winner lands in Japan By Martin Stevens 1:32PM 5 NOV 2016
THE European Flat turf season may be at an end but Frankel's flying start as a first-season sire is showing no signs of slowing, as on Saturday he was represented by a fifth Pattern winner when daughter Mi Suerte scored in the Grade 3 Kyoto Sho Fantasy Stakes in Japan.
Mi Suerte, trained by Yasutoshi Ikee for Sunday Racing Co, came with a withering late run to win the 7f contest easily by one and a quarter lengths, with outsider Show Way (by Meisho Bowler) in second, and the Harbinger filly Deirdre in third.
She joins Queen Kindly (Lowther Stakes), Fair Eva (Princess Margaret Stakes), Frankuus (Prix de Conde) and Toulifaut (Prix d'Aumale) among Frankel's quintet of Group/Graded-winning offspring.
Frankel, an unbeaten dual world champion who stands at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket, has also sired Listed-placed Cunco among 18 winners worldwide.
Mi Suerte was bred by Northern Farm out of the nine-year-old Pulpit mare Mi Sueno, who took the scalp of Blind Luck when she won the Grade 1 Debutante Stakes at Del Mar in 2009.
Originally a $1.7 million Keeneland September yearling, she was sold on at the end of her racing career to Northern Farm's Katsumi Yoshida for $1.9m at Fasig-Tipton, with Mi Suerte in-utero.
Mi Sueno is out of Grade 1 Ashland Stakes winner and Kentucky Oaks third Madcap Escapade, a half-sister to Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes winner Dubai Escapade.
Madcap Escapade is in turn a daughter of the Listed-winning Saratoga Six mare Sassy Pants, a half-sister to stakes winners Apalachee Special and Delicatessa.
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