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Frankel coasts over the winning line as he wins again in the Sussex Stakes

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)  

Fantastic Frankel far too good for Sussex rivals

Report: Glorious Goodwood, Wednesday

Qipco Sussex Stakes (Group 1) 1m, 3yo+

FRANKEL again showed just why he is the best racehorse in the world with another dominating, dismissive, destructive performance to make it 12 wins from 12 in the Sussex Stakes.

Trained by Sir Henry Cecil for Khalid Abdullah, victory had been thoroughly expected as the wonderhorse was sent off 1-20 favourite and he delivered with contemptuous ease finishing well clear of Farhh in second and Gabrial third.

Frankel's big brother Bullet Train jumped into the lead from the stalls with his younger sibling tucked in behind and Frankie Dettori tracking the red-hot favourite in third on Farhh - it would be the closest the Godolphin runner got to the superstar.

Running around the turn Bullet Train continued in his role at the head of the pack and approaching the three-furlong marker Tom Queally, riding Frankel, went to the front and turned to give a long, lazy look behind him to check on the opposition.

Content that he was going as well as he thought, Queally turned back to focus on the winning post, letting Frankel rip and he produced his instant turn of speed to shoot clear.

The rest were already in trouble and looked highly ordinary as the son of Galileo completed his time at 1m with back-to-back wins in the race by a cosy six lengths.

Frankel - Tom Queally - Goodwood 2012

Thumbs up: Tom Queally on Frankel

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos) 

Cecil was unable to attend Goodwood on Wednesday after undergoing his latest bout of treatment for cancer but Queally's smile was wide enough to make up for the absence of the master trainer.

Queally, who arguably had his easiest ride yet aboard the unbeaten star, said: "Every moment spent on his back is a special moment and today is no different. He's amazing and had the other horses cooked a little after halfway. It was a nice prep for his next race.

"He's a class apart from any other horse around at the moment and I've a very easy job - all I do is steer. They're magic moments - it's great to be a part of it."

A new challenge awaits Frankel now with the Juddmonte International expected to be his first start over 1m2f½ - no doubt a great relief for the milers that he has frightened off. He is already 1-5 for victory at York with William Hill.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Abdullah, said: "It's hugely exciting. It's a new challenge and what I think everyone wants to see him do. The horse is ready for it. Frankel's something else - we're lucky to have him.

"The race today was set up really well. He increased when he needed to then quickened when he does which is so fantastic and put the race to bed in a few strides. He's an unbelievable horse. He's much more mature physcially and mentally now."

 
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