Much talk last week was of Henry Cecil’s four year old Frankel who demolished the field in extraordinary fashion in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot over his favourite distance 1 Mile, making it 11 runs and 11 wins so far in his career.
But with all the races he has won the number one race in the World in many peoples eyes has passed him by, that is the Kentucky Derby run in the first week of May over 1 mile 2 furlongs at Churchill Downs.
So while punters and Sportsbook reviewers were comparing Frankel to the great Northern Dancer winner of the 1964 Kentucky Derby before becoming the most successful sire of the Century with a $1m stud fee and world record offspring prices.
Why didn’t Frankel run the fastest two minutes in sport (Kentucky Derby) as a three year old?
Could Frankel have beaten 2011 winner Animal Kingdom who ran a time of 2:02:04 for the 1 mile, 2 furlong event, coming in at 21/1.
Has Cecil being hand picking races so as not to get beat?
I think it could have been one hell of a race between Frankel and Animal Kingdom, with Frankel taking up the running before Animal Kingdom went neck and neck with him to thre winning post, who would win would be anyones guess!
But perhaps before comparing Frankel with arguably the best Thoroughbred and Sire ever seen (Northern Dancer) maybe Frankel will have to leave the British shores and mix it with the Americans.