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Miss Frankel’s Smart Win

Avontuur darling asserts her authority

The impeccably bred Miss Frankel showed her true colours with a comfortable win in the FM87 Handicap over 1000m at Greyville on Sunday.

Tabnews reports that having her third run after being off for over a year due to a damaged suspensory ligament, the daughter of Frankel and champion sprinter Val De Ra as usual raced close to the pace throughout.

Keagan De Melo steers Miss Frankel to a fluent win (Pic – Candiese Marnewick)

But this time there was no sign of weakness in the closing stages, and she kept on resolutely under Keagan de Melo to hold off Queen Of Alamo by a comfortable half length.

For the Avontuur Stud team who bred and race her, the win on Sunday was another plan come together and had its own emotions.

“Dennis Drier is the most patient trainer on earth. Miss Frankel was not rushed for her first start. She was overwhelmed and confirmed that with her win in good time at her second start. Her second victory means a lot to everybody involved,” said Avontuur GM Pippa Mickleburgh.

Miss Frankel’s Mom Val De Ra (Var) was a champion and it took a lot of courage and plenty of cash to send her to Oasis Dream and to Frankel, the latter mating producing the beautiful chestnut.

Now a 4yo two-time winner from 6 starts, Miss Frakel’s future plans are fluid.

Hopefully this will be the beginning of greater things for Dennis Drier’s charge, but whatever her racing future holds, she is certain to be a highly sought after broodmare when that chapter of her life begins.

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  1. Harold says:

    Come on Gold Circle, the Poly track has been good for business. Isn’t it about time we had regular feature races on that surface so we can export proven sand horses?

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