Frankel (pink cap): could still make JLT Lockinge Stakes after passing scanPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Frankel to resume work at the weekend - Cecil
FRANKEL will resume cantering this weekend and could still make the JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury next month, trainer Sir Henry Cecil said on Wednesday.
Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah, had earlier confirmed the superstar colt had passed a leg scan on Wednesday following last week's injury scare.
And Cecil, speaking from Newmarket, issued a positive bulletin about the unbeaten four-year-old's fitness.
Cecil said: "He was scanned this morning - very thoroughly - and everything with his sheath and his tendon is fine.
"I've had him walking and trotting and everything seems to have settled down. We'll resume work and feel our way.
"I'd like to make Newbury if possiblebecause it's a long time with a horse like that to hang around until Ascot. I'll feel my way but I'm hopeful. If I have to take him somewhere, I'll take him."
Speaking on Racing UK, Cecil added: "He's been going out each morning and each night and he will probably resume cantering this weekend."