Thursday, 2 August 2012
: Frankel's brother Noble Mission landed the G3 Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, a precursor to his illustrious relation's win in the G1 Sussex Stakes the next day.
Owned and bred like Frankel by Prince Khalid Abdulla, and similarly trained and ridden by Sir Henry Cecil and Tom Queally, Noble Mission (Galileo x Kind, by Danehill) could now try and give the family another classic success in the G1 St Leger.
Prince Khalid's racing manager, Lord Grimthorpe, said of Noble Mission: "He's improved mentally as much as physically and looking at him in the paddock you could see he is much more the finished article. He's acting much more sensibly and professionally. It was a really good effort today.
“The St Leger is a possibility, but I think Sir Henry will want to take the horse to York for the G2 Great Voltigeur Stakes to test those credentials further.
"It was hugely important to win a Group race with this horse for a number of reasons.
“His dam, Kind, has now produced three Group winners from three foals which is pretty remarkable, but it's also important for the family and for him as a potential stallion - it's really what Juddmonte is all about.”
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