The Next Frankel (Perhaps!)

The two-year-old Flat season is well underway. I hope you have been following all the action on our sister website Group Horse Daily. To make the most of your bets you may wish to open an account with who not only covers horse racing but many sports.

Group Horse details the best two-year-old horses in training: colts, fillies & gelding. You may have seen a few updates on our pages which have detailed a number of talented debutantes for leading trainers. What do they have in common? They won on their racecourse bow. There is something scintillating about a winning debutante. Unblemished. Victorious. The feeling of what could be. We have only to look back to the likes of Frankel. Sir Henry Cecil's wonder horse who won 14 races without loss.

Major wins 2010:

  • Royal Lodge Stakes
  • Dewhurst Stakes

Major win 2011:

  • Greenham Stakes
  • 2000 Guineas Stakes
  • St. James' Palace Stakes
  • Sussex Stakes (2102)
  • Queen Elizabeth II Stakes

Major wins 2012:

  • Locking Stakes  
  • Queen Anne Stakes  
  • International Stakes  
  • Champion Stakes

The exception to the rule. Frankel was named 1st in the World Thoroughbred Ranking 2011, 2012. European Horse Of The Year 2011, 2012. European Champion Two-Year-Old Colt 2010. Champion European Three-Year-Old Colt 2011. European Champion Older Horse 2012.

Clearly, exceptional talent like Frankel are few and far between. One of the greatest horse trainers of all time had to wait a lifetime. A fitting epitaph to Sir Henry Cecil, a true gentleman.

Group Horse loves to detail the best of the best. It's no easy task to name debutantes who are likely to win at the first time of asking. However, take a look at these 5 talented juveniles who are likely to be seen before the end of the season.

Charlie Appleby:

Art Du Val is a talented son of No Nay Never who costs 120,000 Guineas, owned by Godolphin. This March foal was meant to run at Newmarket in mid-July but was withdrawn. He was fancied in the betting that day and been given a couple of significant entries which are signs this colt is going places. Definitely one for the notebook.

Mick Channon:

The trainer from West Ilsley, Berks, has a couple of horrendous years where his string and the standard of his juveniles dropped off a cliff. Thankfully, this season has seen an upturn and a good few winners. Converter is worth taking note. This bay colt is a son of Swiss Spirit out of a limited mare. He cost 52,000 Guineas at the (2yo) breeze-up sales. The betting is key for Channon's debutantes. Very few win when priced over 8/1 so I would use this betting guide for assessment. A few horses have won outside this range and they have proven to be very talented indeed. Converter is just one of two horses to be entered for the Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2). The other horse being Kinks who has proven a fair juvenile.

Ed Dunlop:

A very talented trainer who doesn't waste his money entering two-year-olds for no reason. Global Warning is a son of Poet's Voice and half brother to two Group two winning sprinters. It cost 155,000 Guineas. Interesting to note this juvenile has been given an entry for the Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2) in the ownership of Dr. Johnny Hon.