Queen Kindly: Daughter of champion racehorse Frankel wins Sky Bet Lowther Stakes at York

Jamie Spencer (right) drives home Queen Kindly
Queen Kindly (right) becomes the 16th winner fathered by Frankel

Champion racehorse turned stallion Frankel continued the prolific start to his stud career as daughter Queen Kindly took the Lowther Stakes at York.

The 9-2 shot, trained by Richard Fahey and ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer, became the 16th winner fathered by Frankel, who won all 14 of his starts.

Irish raider Roly Poly was second, with another of the stallion's offspring, 4/11 favourite Fair Eva, third.

Meanwhile, Seventh Heaven won the Darley Yorkshire Oaks ahead of Found.

Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf winner Found went off as the marginal favourite at 2-1, but 100-30 shot Seventh Heaven, ridden by Colm O'Donoghue, took victory and secured a one-two for trainer Aidan O'Brien.

Queen's Trust finished well clear of the rest of the field in third.


Cornelius Lysaght, BBC horse racing correspondent

"The remarkable story of Frankel continues apace.

"When he retired to stud, hopes were high that the colt would pass on some of his brilliance to future generations, but nobody knew if the genes would transfer. But as Queen Kindly gave him his 16th and biggest success (from 10 individual horses) to date, we know the process is working well. And it's great for the sport.

"As Jamie Spencer told BBC Radio 5 live, people who know little or nothing about racing tend to ask him as a jockey either if he's won the Grand National or ridden Frankel, so this continuing success provides invaluable 'narrative' for the public to grab hold of."

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