Task Force a 2YO stakes winner for Frankel
Hot favourite Task Force led home a one-two for Ralph Beckett in the Listed Ripon Champion Two-Year-Old Trophy on just his second start.
Taken from the European Bloodstock News, 29th August 2023:
A debut winner at Salisbury a month ago by over three lengths, the son of Frankel was a warm order to make it two from two and duly obliged. He was held up by Rossa Ryan as stablemate Matters Most showed prominently in the six furlong contest, along with Asadna and Shagraan. He made a move around runners two furlongs out and hit the front passing the furlong marker before running on to score by a length and a quarter from Matters Most. Seven Questions had travelled eye-catchingly well, but was repeatedly short of room and finished a neck further back in third.
The Juddmonte homebred Task Force is closely-related to the French Listed winner Elegant Verse and Listed-placed South Bank out of the Gr.1 1,000 Guineas, Gr.1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches and Gr.1 Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Special Duty. She is a half-sister to the dam of the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Mile victor and sire Expert Eye, from the family of further Gr.1 winners Sightseek and Tates Creek.