Queally: Frankel one in a million
Rider salutes 13 times winner
Last Updated: September 9, 2012 10:42am
Tom Queally: Rider of Frankel
Tom Queally has admitted that he is unlikely to partner another horse as talented as the incredible Frankel for the rest of his riding career.
Sir Henry Cecil's four-year-old is unbeaten in 13 career starts and was arguably better than ever when stepped up to a mile and a quarter for the Juddmonte International at York last month.
Queally has been ever-present in the saddle and is still amazed at what the world's highest rated racehorse can do during his races.
"Frankel is brilliant colt, he's one in a million.
We'll never see another horse like him and I'll certainly never ride another one like him," said the jockey.
"He's able to do sprinting things in middle-distances - he's able to turn it on at halfway or at any point in the race.
"He's able to do those fractions, 11 seconds a furlong, and kill horses off. He's an amazing horse."
Following his demolition job at York, there was talk of a potential tilt at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe over a mile and a half.
However, that idea has now been scrapped and he will instead head for the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20 as the long odds-on favourite.
Queally feels there is little point in stepping Frankel up in distance further.
He said: "He's an exceptional miler and he's the best there is at a mile and a quarter.
"He's thrashing the best, for want of a better word, at those distances so there's no need to do anything else."