Dajraan and My Whisper strike for Frankel in Australia
Dajraan became a new Group winner for Frankel with victory in the Gr.3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill Gardens. He was swiftly followed by My Whisper returning to Group winning form at Caulfield in the Gr.3 Summoned Stakes.
Taken from the ANZ Bloodstock News, 27th November 2022:
Tim Clark believes the best is still ahead for Dajraan following the five-year-old’s commanding win in Saturday's Gr.3 Festival Stakes at Rosehill. Trained in partnership by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, the UK import became the 106th individual stakes winner for Frankel from 656 starters as he beat Mirra Vision by a length.
"The public has only got a glimpse of his talent, we have seen a lot more at home," Clark said. "That is a taste of what he can do and we have been waiting for that. He just hasn't been mentally there, but he is getting better and the dry track helps." Kirwan's Lane finished third, a length and a quarter behind the winner. Dajraan is the best of two winners out of Gr.1 Golden Slipper winner Mossfun.
My Whisper notched her third stakes victory when taking out Saturday’s Gr.3 Summoned Stakes at Caulfield, when ridden by Mark Zahra for Peter and Paul Snowden, the four-year-old defeated Toregene by a long neck with Cliff's Art a neck back in third. Stable representative Andrew Angelone said the daughter of Frankel will be competitive in whatever she contests next year.
"She was a little bit further back than I anticipated, but Mark rode her beautifully, and you could see from 300 metres out she was going to be hard to beat," Angelone said. "She's definitely got more ability than what she's showing and still improving. It's great to win a nice race for Yulong, they're good supporters of Peter and Paul."
Passed in short of her $300,000 at round two of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, the daughter of Frankel is the first foal out of the Poet’s Voice mare Hersigh, a 52,000gns buy for Yulong from the 2017 Ascot Mixed Sale.