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Frankenstella comes alive at Pontefract

Frankenstella comes alive at Pontefract

Phoenix Thoroughbred’s Frankenstella made light work of her opposition to land the maiden win of her career at Pontefract on Friday, July 31.

The victory was the 13th worldwide in July for the Dubai-based owners, making the month their most successful in terms of the number of winners in 2020 so far.

Making her fourth career start, the John Quinn trained filly built on a promising run at Catterick last time while looking ideally suited to the marathon trip at the West Yorkshire venue.

The daughter of Juddmonte Farm’s Frankel lined up at the start of the two miles and one-furlong race as a well-backed favourite. Ben Curtis took the ride on the three-year-old for the first time and encouraged her out of the stalls. Taking up a position in third, the Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned filly looked a little keen in the early stages, but the all-weather champion rider soon had her travelling well. As one by one, her rivals started to drop away Frankenstella still looked full of running and turning for home only had one competitor to pass. Staying on with purpose, she soon found herself in the lead before extending away to win by seven lengths.