If there is one contest that racing fans around the world would really love to see it has to be a potential head-to-head between the mighty, unbeaten Frankel, the world’s highest rated horse and truly brilliant miler, and the superb 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby winner Camelot, also unbeaten and seemingly improving with every outing, writes Elliot Slater.
That possibility has now been raised with the news that Frankel could step beyond a mile for the first time in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York in August, a race sponsored by his owner Prince Khaled Abdullah. The possibility of Camelot dropping back to a mile-and-a-quarter and Frankel testing his stamina beyond a mile offers so many variables and is sure to prompt punters who bet on racing with www.betvictor.com into offering an opinion of just what might happen when these two great horses do battle.
Aidan O’Brien has not yet finalised a battle plan for Camelot, who slammed Main Sequence last week by an easy five lengths in the Derby having battled home from French Fifteen in the 2000 Guineas four weeks earlier, but the International could well fit into his schedule, although it might jeopardise a potential bid by his colt for the St Leger at Doncaster three weeks later, a race that Camelot may well tackle if he does indeed bid to become the first horse since Nijinsky in1970 to win the Triple Crown.
For his part, Frankel appeared every bit as good if not better than ever when handing out a five-length drubbing to his regular whipping boy Excelebration in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last month, and connections believe he has improved again since – a frightening thought for anyone considering taking him on in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19!
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