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France Win Boosts Eminent's Stallion Credentials
The win of Eminent in France on Tuesday has drawn attention to the future stud prospects of the beautifully bred Frankel colt, which could obviously include standing in New Zealand, reports NZ Racing Desk. Carrying owner Sir Peter Vela's famous Pencarrow Stud colours, Eminent appreciated a huge drop in class to post a dominant 3 length win in the Gr2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (10 furlongs) at Deauville. It was Eminent's second stakes victory after landing the Gr3 Craven Stakes on his 3YO debut, and follows creditable performances against the best of Britain's classic generation in the English 2,000 Guineas (sixth), English Derby (fifth), and Coral Eclipse Stakes (fourth). "It's in the back of Sir Peter's mind," said Pencarrow manager Leon Casey, referring to Eminent's future stallion career. "It's a fantastic result and Sir Peter has been a massive fan of Frankel right from the get go. He sent a couple of mares to him in the first season and one of his mare's Assume, a daughter of Fastnet Rock, is due to foal to him this year." Casey continued: "The horse has pretty much made a strong stallion case even now in either the Southern or Northern Hemisphere. His pedigree is outstanding." Eminent would undoubtedly prove highly popular with breeders in both hemispheres being out of the Gr1-placed You'll Be Mine (Kingmambo), herself a daughter of Gr1 Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Quarter Moon who was also multiple Gr1-placed in the Irish 1000 Guineas, English Oaks and Irish Oaks.