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Cecil Determined To Saddle Champion Frankel Today
As Timeform's highest ever rated racehorse Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill) prepares to do battle in the Gr1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York later today, trainer Sir Henry Cecil continues "to defy health concerns" and plans to saddle his champion, reports racingpost.com. Although Cecil was unable to be present at Glorious Goodwood recently for Frankel's romp in the Gr1 Sussex Stakes due to "complications caused by ongoing treatment for cancer", he is determined to be on course this week. Cecil commented, "Although I have had some medical treatment recently and not been racing because my immune system is low, I have been able to work from home… I am very hopeful that I will be able to make it to York on Wednesday to saddle my horses. I just cannot miss the day and I want to be there for Frankel… Frankel seems in good order at the moment leading into the Juddmonte. I do not think the distance is going to be a problem although we are going into unknown territory."