Fearsome Frankel searching for Queen Anne rivals after Lockinge Stakes demolition
22:01 GMT, 20 May 2012
The search is on for legitimate rivals to Frankel as he heads to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes next month.
Coral slashed Sir Henry Cecil's colt to 2-5 to finish his career unbeaten after Saturday's five-length Lockinge Stakes defeat of race-fit Excelebration, his fourth and biggest win over that rival, and spokesman Dave Stevens said: 'The Queen Anne looks a penalty kick.'
Frankel, recording his 10th win, has developed into a calmer, more muscle-bound model than in his Classic-winning season and Lord Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khaled Abdullah, said the desire to present new challenges to Frankel would not prompt Cecil to deviate from his planned programme.
The Eclipse and the Juddmonte International remain options at 10 furlongs.