Frankel colt earns Classic quotes after impressive debut

Eminent became the latest progeny of Frankel to taste success on racecourse debut.

Frankel colt earns Classic quotes after impressive debut

Eminent became yet another winner for first season sire Frankel, receiving quotes for next year's QIPCO 2000 Guineas in the process.

Sent off at 6/1, the 2yo travelled powerfully throughout the race under Jim Crowley before putting his rivals to the sword inside the final two furlongs to eventually claim victory by two and three-quarter lengths.

His trainer Martyn Meade said after the race:"The pressure is off. He could not have done any better or anything more for us. Luckily he (Crowley) managed to pull him up before hitting the High Street."

"I was a bit worried when he was out on his own, but by that time the penny had dropped and he had got sorted out.

"We brought him here earlier in the week to have a look around the parade ring and he conducted himself like a true professional. He has lived up to every expectation we've had of him.

"The great thing is we've taken our time with him and not rushed him. That might be it (for the year) as I don't want to do too much more. He will be a lovely three-year-old."

His performance earned quotes of 25/1 for next year's 2000 Guineas and jockey Crowley said: "He is a proper horse. I've ridden three Frankels now and they all have massive strides on them.

"I think he definitely has a big future. He felt like a very nice horse and he's a proper, mature two-year-old."