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Nothing to do with the redskins

But i thought i would like to share my thoughts on the 1st classic of the horse racing flat season at newmarket where the unbeaten Frankel trained by Henry Cecil,  Destroyed a top class field of horses in the 2000 Guineas by 6 lengths to remain unbeaten.  

Henry Cecil's Frankel produced a barely believable performance as he made every yard of the running in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket under Tom Queally.

An unbeaten juvenile campaign and a ready comeback victory in Newbury's Greenham Stakes led to the son of Galileo being sent off at 1-2 for the season's first Classic.

Rerouted was due to be a pacemaker, but he just could not keep up as Frankel quickly opened up a huge advantage, and after being miles clear at halfway, he passed the post with a stunning six lengths in hand of Dubawi Gold. Native Khan was a further half-length away in third.

Queally said: "He was just so much better today than at Newbury. He's made a show of them. The one thing this horse does is gallop - I didn't want to disappoint him, I wanted him to do what he enjoys and he showed them.

"The first thing you think is what speed are we going, because to him it feels like a cruising canter. He quickened up and went away."

Cecil added: "That was lovely wasn't it? I think I might have actually got the plan wrong as I thought I'd try and kill them all if they went with his gallop, but in the last furlong he was looking for all the other horses. He was waiting for them.

"It is a relief. It has gone right and he's a very, very good horse. It's difficult to compare years and different champions, but he must be up with them.

"He settled very well, but he'd won his race and was wondering where everything else was and was waiting for them a bit, but we thought there was something left in the tank."

Frankel is favourite for the Investec Derby, and while the legendary trainer was non-committal on future plans, he did raise the intriguing possibility of his superstar turning out on Thursday week in the 10-furlong Dante Stakes at York.

Cecil went on: "We'll sit and think and I'll discuss it with the Prince (Khalid Abdullah, owner). He is in the Dante, but whether he'll get a mile and a half is another matter. If he's more of a miler, there is the St James's Palace Stakes, so we'll leave all options open." ............  I`ll try to add a video of the race when somebody uploads it on youtube.

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