After witnessing numerous dissapointing performances from Galileo foals in Japan, who could have guessed Frankel, the son of Galileo, to show his presence as a sire in Japan so early.
Believe it or not, from his first year in the stud, Frankel has done what his father could not achieve: siring a graded stakes winner in Japan.
On November 5th, Mi Suerte, a Frankel filly who made a stunning debut on September 24th, has shown another fascinating performance in Fantasy Stakes, the filly's grade 3 race run at Kyoto racetrack.
Mi Suerte, strongly backed 2-5 favorite ridden by Yuga Kawada, did not have an ideal trip in the race. She unexpectedly missed the start and lost couple of lengths, forced to race from last in the field of 12.
However, the trouble did not stop brilliant Frankel filly from winning.
Although she managed to catch up with the pack and passed several horses by the top of the stretch, it seemed like she had too much work to do. But, without getting any whip strikes from her jockey, Mi Suerte flew down the center of the track, swallowing all the horses that was in front of her, and zipped 33.6 seconds for final three furlongs.
The final time of the race was 1:21.8.
With the win in Fantasy Stakes, Mi Suerte now has 2 wins out of 2 starts.
Her next start will be grade 1 Hanshin Juvenile Fillies run on December 11th.