Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 15:40 JLT Lockinge Stakes 1m

  • Winner £99,242 2nd £37,625 3rd £18,830 4th £9,380
  • Going: Good to Soft (Straight Course: Good, Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.14s
  • Off time: 15:40:23
15:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankel 2/7
2nd Excelebration (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 0655/78- Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Green cap Bullet Train 217
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 106 100/1101.00
2 (2) 1444-04 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Dubawi Gold 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-0 Richard Hannon R Hughes 117 16/117.00
3 (7) 13112-1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Excelebration (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 126 10/34.33
4 (6) 1/11111- Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Frankel 217
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-0 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 136 2/71.29
5 (3) 25188-9 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Ransom Note 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 C Hills K Fallon 115 33/134.00
7 (4) 655-031 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Windsor Palace (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 v1 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 40/141.00
Non runners
6 (1)613110-Strong Suit (USA)49-0Richard HannonR Hughes123

Verdict

FRANKEL embarks on his four-year-old season and there's no reason why it shouldn't be as exciting as the previous two. Currently rated the best horse in the world, Sir Henry Cecil's unbeaten colt had the measure of the best of today's opposition when rattling up four straight Group 1 victories last year and his trainer reports him fully recovered from a minor setback in training. Excelebration matured into a top-class miler under the care of Marco Botti last season and won his first start for new trainer Aidan O'Brien at the Curragh recently. He chased home Frankel on a couple of occasions last term and looks like doing so today ahead of the returning Strong Suit. The latter has surpassed stablemate Dubawi Gold at this level and the remainder look only bit players as the main act takes centre stage.