Banstead Manor Stud.  Juddmonte Farms, England.  Tuesday 4 June 2019.

Frankel’s 2YO rising star

Juddmonte homebred two-year-old Petricor earned TDN’s Rising Star status with an impressive debut win at Deauville yesterday (4th August).

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 5th August 2020:

The Andre Fabre trainee broke well from an inside gate, but was shuffled back to race in a midfield seventh after occupying a prominent second through the initial strides. Angled outside for an clear passage with 350 metres remaining she quickened to challenge entering the final furlong and kept on powerfully under mild coaxing to easily deny the pace-setting Grace Shelby by one and a half lengths nearing the line.

“This filly has been working nicely at home and she confirmed that promise on the track today,” said winning rider Pierre Charles Boudot. He continued: “More rhythm in the race would have helped and I am certain that she will stay in the future.”

Petricor is Frankel’s 10th Northern Hemisphere-bred two-year-old winner this year and his eighth first-time out two-year-old in 2020. So far this two-year-old crop has produced 22 runners, 10 winners and eight placed horses, including Group-placed Seventh Kingdom.