SENATOR & THE WAGON WHEEL UNBEATEN

It was fantastic to see two two-year-olds maintain their unbeaten records after both winning first time out. Senator was very green when he won at Leicester last month and he still has a lot of maturing to do. The son of Frankel was held up just behind the leaders at Carlisle under jockey Tony Hamilton and they took up the lead approaching the final furlong. He ran on strongly to win by a length-and-three-quarters for Cheveley Park Stud.

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The Wagon Wheel showed a great attitude to win at York on the first day of the Ebor meeting. She was always prominent under jockey Paddy Mathers and they had the lead two furlongs from home. She still showed a little bit of inexperience and edged right in the final furlong but stayed on powerfully to win by a length-and-three-quarters. It was great to see her follow up on her win at Beverley in July so convincingly.

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FRANKEL COLT SENATOR WINS ON DEBUT

Frankel’s fantastic start to his stallion career continued at Leicester when Senator won on debut. The sires record is now six from eight with two-year-olds first time out in Britain and Ireland. Senator is a very big raw horse and that showed. He was perfectly behaved in the parade ring and got a great start under jockey Tony Hamilton. He was learning as he raced and he did look to be beaten halfway. The penny started to drop though and he powered over the final furlong despite hanging and showed a great attitude to get up and win by half a length. He’s a nice horse with plenty more still to come and he should get seven furlongs. It’s another fantastic result for Cheveley Park Stud who are having a brilliant season. They’ve had 42 winners so far at a strike rate of 28%.