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Frankel - - Newmarket Guineas Meeting 30.4.11

Frankel is likely to start a short-priced favourite for the QEII Stakes

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Frankel shines under Queally in QEII prep

THE brilliant Frankel impressed work watchers on Friday morning when he put the finishes touches to his preparation for next Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot.

Ridden by Tom Queally, the son of Galileo, unbeaten in eight starts, was in action on the watered gallop with regular work companion Bullet Train.

The pair worked over seven and a half furlongs with Frankel stretching five lengths clear of his three-parts brother in impressive fashion.

Heis likely to start a short-priced favourite for the Qipco-backed Queen Elizabeth II Stakes, which will be the final race of his season.

Trainer Sir Henry Cecil also put more of his Champions Day squad through their paces and Twice Over produced a similarly smart workout with Tranquil Tiger.

Ian Mongan, who will ride him in the Qipco Champion Stakes, was aboard and said: "He's in the form of his life."

Midday, who will clash with Twice Over at Ascot, also went with a lead horse, while Vita Nova will work on Saturday morning before a decision is made on her participation in the Group 2 Qipco British Champions Fillies' and Mares' Stakes.  

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