Frankel comes home alone at Newmarket after impressing in his gallopPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Frankel set for Lockinge after racecourse gallop
FRANKEL will return in the Group 1 JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury in two weeks' time after pleasing trainer Sir Henry Cecil in a racecourse gallop at Newmarket on Saturday.
Owned by Khalid Abdullah, Frankel returned to the scene of his most famous and most devastating victory in last year's Qipco 2,000 Guineas to work over 7½f with stablemates Bullet Train and Jet Away.
Having lookedmore settled than last year on his way to the start, Frankel was keen enough in the early stages before stretching away instantaneously when allowed by jockey Tom Queally inside the final two furlongs.
Cecil said: "Frankel enjoyed himself and he stretched out nicely when he went on in the last two furlongs.
"The plan is to go to Newbury with him and I was very pleased with that. We will give him a couple more pieces of work before then."
Unbeaten in nine starts, Frankel's return had been in jeopardy a few weeks ago when he sustained a leg injury during another gallop. However, he was cleared after a scan and has shown no ill effects since.
Queally added on Racing UK: "He is moving 100 per cent and that was exactly what we were looking for."