Emotion becomes a new stakes winner for Frankel
A name to remember as Frankel reaches 100 stakes winners.
Taken from EBN, 31st July 2022
The triple Gr.3 winner Rose Of Kildare (Make Believe) made most of the running until she was headed at the two-furlong marker by Star Fortress (Sea The Stars), but Emotion (Frankel) could be seen making ground. Hitting the front in the closing stages, she was pushed out to beat the rallying Rose Of Kildare by a length, with Star Fortress half a length further back in third.
The winner had finished well behind Emily Upjohn on her April debut, but had won by an eye-catching 16 lengths next timeat Kempton, though she had finished unplaced on her two most
Kevin Darley, representative for Qatar Racing, said: “It wasn’t really a surprise. She ran in the Ascot race [Gr.2 Queen’s Vase] and there was a big field, and she maybe lacked a little bit of experience at that stage.
“She showed her true colours today. There was a strong gallop which helped her out. Although she doesn’t do anything quickly, she does like to feel herself on top of the ground and, once she hit the rising ground, the better she was. With her winning so easily at Kempton, she didn’t really have a race or learn an awful lot. Being pitched in with a lot of runners at Ascot probably taught her more than we thought. I think maybe long term she could be a Galtres Stakes or Park Hill Stakes-type filly. She is a lovely big filly and there is plenty of her.”
The filly was bred by a partnership named after her dam, the Gr.1 Prix du Cadran winner Molly Malone (Lomitas), who has also produced the dual French Group winner Morgan Le Faye (Shamardal), who was third in the Prix du Cadran. This is also the family of the Gr.1-winning juvenile Aunt Pearl and, further back, the multiple Gr.1 winners and sires Monsun and Brametot.