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Frankel foal under the hammer

A son of Frankel will be up for auction at Monday's inaugural Goffs London Sale in association with Qipco.

The colt will be the first offspring of the champion racehorse to come under the hammer and will be sold along with his dam, Crystal Gaze, who is also expecting a second foal by Frankel next year.

Crystal Gaze has already produced the classy sprinter Spirit Quartz as well as Saturday's Epsom Dash winner Caspian Prince and the pair are expected to sell for a seven-figure sum.

The colt will be sold by Tweenhills Stud as agent, and owner and manager David Redvers said: "He is a very handsome colt with huge presence and great action. He has what I would call a typical Frankel temperament in that he knows he is special and really owns the show.

"At this stage he looks like a speedy type, which is no surprise given his mother has bred some excellent sprint winners."

Philip Mitchell, general manager at Juddmonte where Frankel stands, said: "This is really exciting news and typical of the innovation being shown by the team behind the Goffs London Sale.

"The first foal by Frankel, the world's greatest racehorse, to be sold at public auction together with his dam who is back in foal to Frankel, is a unique opportunity and is most definitely the complete Frankel package!"