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Frankel Wins UK Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes
Also in the UK, former shuttler & Gr1 English Derby winner Galileo (Sadler's Wells-Urban Sea, by Miswaki) added a Gr1 triumph when Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farm home-bred unbeaten 3YO colt Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill) who was last season's European Champion 2YO Male & is currently the world’s highest-rated horse, continued his rise to super-stardom by blitzing his older rivals by 4-lengths in the £1 million (A$1.6m) Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (8 furlongs) at Ascot. Hot favourite Frankel (ridden by Tom Queally for trainer Sir Henry Cecil) powered away over the final furlong to defeat Irish-bred fellow 3YO colt Excelebration (Exceed And Excel-Sun Shower, by Indian Ridge) & Irish-bred 3YO filly Immortal Verse (Pivotal-Side Of Paradise, by Sadler's Wells). Frankel notched his 4th successive Gr1 victory to take his record to 9 wins (also including July’s UK Gr1 Sussex Stakes over 8 furlongs at Goodwood, June’s Gr1 St James’s Palace Stakes over 8 furlongs at Royal Ascot & both April’s Gr1 English 2000 Guineas over 8 furlongs at Newmarket & Gr3 Greenham Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newbury, plus 2010's Gr1 Dewhurst Stakes over 7 furlongs at Newmarket & Gr2 Royal Lodge Stakes over 8 furlongs at Ascot) from 9 starts for £1,372,709 (A$2.196m) earnings.