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Group 1 winner number eight for Frankel as Veracious lands Falmouth Stakes

Cheveley Park Stud homebred is another elite scorer out of a Pivotal mare

Frankel with stallion handler Rob Bowley at Banstead Manor Stud
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Frankel supplied his eighth Group 1 winner since retiring to Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud when his daughter Veracious carried the colours of her owner-breeder Cheveley Park Stud to victory in Friday's Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.

The four-year-old filly is the fifth foal out of Infallible, making Veracious a half-sister to the dual Group 2-winning miler Mutakayyef and Group 3 Prix de Flore scorer Intimation.

Friday's result means that Veracious went one better than her dam did when tackling the Falmouth Stakes, as Infallible finished second to Nahoodh in 2008.

"It's a fantastic result for the whole team – we're absolutely delighted with her," said Cheveley Park Stud's managing director Chris Richardson.

"She's a highly-strung filly that has come good as the season has progressed. She ran her best race in the Nassau last year and she'll probably go there now – though there are other options and lots of nice races in the autumn."

Veracious (red, left) sees off the late charge of One Master to win the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes
Infallible is out of Irresistible, meaning she is a sister to the Listed winner Remarkable and the smart sprinter Watchable, and is also a three-parts sister to Penchant, the dam of Garswood, who stands at Cheveley Park Stud.

Infallible also has a two-year-old colt by Golden Horn, named Galata Bridge, and a yearling full-brother to Veracious.


CALL THE WIND - Prix du Cadran
CRACKSMAN - Coronation Cup, Champion Stakes (twice), Prix Ganay
DREAM CASTLE - Jebel Hatta
MOZU ASCOT - Yasuda Kinen
SOUL STIRRING - Hanshin Juvenile Fillies Stakes, Yushun Himba
VERACIOUS - Falmouth Stakes
WITHOUT PAROLE - St James's Palace Stakes

Frankel, who stood the most recent breeding season at a fee of £175,000, has now supplied 70 stakes performers, 34 Group winners and ten sons and daughters who've struck at Listed level.

The result was also another notable one in the broodmare sire career of Pivotal, as Infallible became his fifth daughter this year alone to supply a Group 1-winning son or daughter.

Pivotal: broodmare sire of five Group 1 winners in 2019
The remarkable son of Polar Falcon has already been represented by Commonwealth Cup victor Advertise (out of Furbelow); Coronation Cup hero Defoe (Dulkashe); dual 1,000 Guineas heroine Hermosa (Beauty Is Truth); and Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Magical (Halfway To Heaven) as damsire on the Group 1 stage this year.

Those headline talents join the likes of Cracksman, Mabs Cross, Mayson and Rhododendron as elite winners to be produced by a Pivotal mare.

"It's another great success for Pivotal and Infallible," added Richardson. "She's from a good family and it’s just very exciting."

Moreover, Veracious denied One Master, who is also out of a Pivotal mare, while the Cheveley Park Stud stalwart was also represented as the broodmare sire of Raffle Prize, the daughter of Slade Power who landed the Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes earlier on the Newmarket card. 

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