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Frankel - 2012

Frankel: world's best racehorse tries to win race number 12 at Goodwood

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Red-hot Frankel set to light up Goodwood

THE wait to see Usain Bolt at London 2012 continues but an even quicker athlete will hit the track at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday when the fearsome Frankel returns to action.

Bolt may be odds-on favourite for the 100 metres gold medal but he is a massive price to win compared to Frankel, who is as short as 1-20 to make it 12 wins from 12 starts in the Group 1 Qipco Sussex Stakes.

Just three rivals will line-up against the best racehorse in the world when he attempts to win Wednesday's feature for the second successive year and connections are anticipating seeing him in action as keenly as his thousands of supporters.

Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abduallah, said: "Frankel is in great shape and Sir Henry [Cecil] has been very pleased with him. He's been working just beautifully - the plan was to bring him for [Wednesday's] race with a further view to the Juddmonte [at York next month]."

Chief among Frankel's rivals looks to be Coral-Eclipse runner-up Farhh, who will be joined in the race by Gabrial with Bullet Train again taking up pace-making duties.

As always, Frankel will be ridden by Tom Queally, who is now evens favourite to be top jockey at Glorious Goodwood.

Queally secured a double at the meeting on Tuesday, both for Cecil, including the Gordon Stakes on Frankel's younger brother Noble Mission.

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