FRANKEL, THE WORLD’S highest-rated Flat horse, has stepped up his recovery from injury with some work at Newmarket on Wednesday.
The four-year-old suffered a setback during a routine exercise last month but scans on his leg confirmed that the colt had not suffered any serious damage.
Henry Cecil still has the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 19 May in mind for Frankel, with further entries in the one-mile Queen Anne Stakes and the 10-furlong Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.
However, racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe would prefer to take matters one day at a time.
“He did a little bit of work this morning. It was nothing very much, it was just a gentle piece, but he strode out well and everyone was very pleased,” said Grimthorpe.
“We’ll just see how we go. It was his first bit of work (after the injury) and he’s going to have to continue to please everyone.
“It is still the intention to run in the Lockinge, but as I said, we’ll just see how we go.”
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