Frankenstella proved herself one of the most progressive staying fillies in the UK following her victory at York on Sunday, September 6.
Initially having made her handicap debut at Beverley in July off a mark of 64 her latest success came with some comfort off 77 with the Phoenix Thoroughbreds owned runner scoring for the third time in four starts.
After travelling powerfully throughout the two-mile race under Oisin Murphy, the rider, celebrating his 25th birthday, was statuesque in the saddle as the John Quinn trainee moved up behind the leaders at the top of the straight. While most of her rivals were starting to drop away, the daughter of Frankel remained on the bridle until Muprhy asked her to go and put the race to bed late on. She did, beating some on-form horses in the process.
“She’s a beautifully bred filly who stays well and she’s really improving,” Muphy told Racing TV post-race.
“She loves that ground and I think she can keep stepping up. It’s been good placing by her trainer; she’s had three wins in her last four starts, but I don’t see any reason why she can’t win a few more.”