Frankel stormed to an impressive victory in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood this afternoon (Wednesday 27 July).
In what was billed as “the Duel on the Downs” three-year-old Frankel — trained by Sir Henry Cecil — took on the Richard Hannon-trained four-year-old Canford Cliffs, who won the race last year.
But the unbeaten favourite Frankel, under a cool ride from Tom Queally, never seemed in danger. He led from the start before pulling clear two furlongs from home to win by five lengths.
Canford Cliffs — a winner of five consecutive Group One races — ridden by Richard Hughes, had to settle for second. In third was Rio De Plata.
“Frankel’s a very, very good horse, probably the best I’ve ever seen,” said Sir Henry Cecil after the race.
For full Goodwood report see H&H 4 August issue.