Frankel filly bids to keep up Godolphin run
Dam is half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Erupt
Saeed Bin Suroor has been in red-hot form in three-year-old maidens, with Arabian Hope scoring at Kempton on Saturday and Benbatl and Dream Castle completing a double at Doncaster on Sunday. Next off the ramp for the Godolphin trainer is a daughter of Frankel in Extra Mile, who makes her debut in a six-runner fillies' maiden at Chelmsford on Thursday (6.15pm). Jim Crowley takes the ride.
A Darley homebred, Extra Mile is a half-sister to Local Time, who won the Group 3 Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket at two before an extended three-year-old campaign which saw her win the UAE 1,000 Guineas and Oaks and the Istanbul Trophy at Veliefendi.
Their dam Marie De Medici won the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket and is a half-sister to the dual Group 1 winner Erupt, who won the 2015 Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp and the Grade 1 International Stakes at Woodbine last year.
The 10-year-old daughter of Medicean also has a two-year-old colt by New Approach, and a yearling colt by Invincible Spirit.
Extra Mile's biggest threat could be the Cheveley Park homebred Interweave, who was second on all three starts at two.