Lowther win for Frankel filly was in the stars
Queen Kindly (nearside) wins the Lowther Stakes at York
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) Lowther win for Frankel filly was in the stars By Martin Stevens 3:04PM 18 AUG 2016
FLYING first-season sire Frankel put his second stakes winner on the board in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes at York on Thursday and the omens for the filly running well in the race were in her female family.
Queen Kindly showed a sharp turn of foot to defeat Duchess of Cambridge Stakes winner Roly Poly and hot favourite Fair Eva – who had become Frankel's first stakes winner in the Princess Margaret Stakes last month – in the 6f contest.
She has been cut to 8-1 for the 1,000 Guineas although trainer Richard Fahey was unsure whether the step up to a mile would suit.
"She's getting stronger and her best piece of work was last week. She's in the Cheveley Park and we'll discuss that," he said.
"You would be worried on the pedigree on the dam's side whether she would be a Guineas filly, but we will see."
Queen Kindly emulated not only her dam Lady Of The Desert, but also her granddam Queen's Logic in carrying owner Jaber Abdullah's silks to victory in the Lowther Stakes.
Queen Kindly is the first foal out of Lady Of The Desert, who won the Princess Margaret Stakes and the Lowther before finishing third in the Cheveley Park Stakes.
At three Lady Of The Desert, a daughter of Rahy trained by Brian Meehan, won the Diadem Stakes and finished second in the Haydock Sprint Cup and Prix de l'Abbaye.
Lady Of The Desert is in turn the fourth foal out of the Grand Lodge mare Queen's Logic, who was unbeaten in four starts at two, including in the Queen Mary Stakes, Lowther Stakes and Cheveley Park Stakes, which she won by seven lengths.
Queen's Logic, trained by Mick Channon, won the Fred Darling Stakes on her three-year-old debut and was a warm order for the 1,000 Guineas but sadly injury prevented her from running again.
Lady Of The Desert is one of seven winners from eight runners – but the only stakes performer of any kind – out of Queen's Logic.
Queen's Logic, meanwhile, is a half-sister to six-time Group 1 hero Dylan Thomas, 1,000 Guineas winner Homecoming Queen and Oaks runner-up Remember When.
Lady Of The Desert has a yearling filly by Exceed And Excel, a colt foal by Kodiac and was covered this year by Shamardal.
Queen's Logic has a two-year-old colt by Frankel – thus closely related to Queen Kindly – called King's Advice and a yearling colt by Sepoy.
Unbeaten dual world champion Frankel has sired ten winners worldwide. Four of those have black type – Fair Eva and Queen Kindly are Group winners, while Cunco and Frankuus are Listed-placed.