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Frankel offspring may add next chapter to story of racing great in Guineas

If the racing champion could father a Guineas winner at the first attempt it would add yet another chapter to the tale of his achievements

Is it really six years? Frankel’s 2,000 Guineas was a two-minute explosion of unassailable brilliance, and it scorched such an indelible image on the mind that it feels much closer at hand.

Frankel walked on to the long, straight course at Newmarket as a potential champion, and back to the winner’s enclosure with his freakish ability established beyond all doubt. He had shown that even after three centuries of intermingling in thoroughbred bloodlines, it is still possible to shuffle the pack of racehorse genetics and draw an unbeatable hand. And on Saturday afternoon, in the sixth 2,000 Guineas since, it may start to become apparent whether the owners of his sons and daughters are also playing with a loaded deck.

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