Frankel was at his majestic best as he made it a perfect 14 victories in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. The world's highest-rated racehorse, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, won his 10th Group One race with a trademark display of pure brilliance - despite being slowly away from the stalls.
Sent off the 2-11 favourite, Khalid Abdullah's wonder colt took up the running from Cirrus Des Aigles over a furlong out under his ever-present jockey Tom Queally and pulled away from the French raider to win cosily by a length and three-quarters.
Frankel has won the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot, the 14th victory of his unbeaten career.
Frankel has reportedly been cleared to run at Ascot this afternoon. There had been slight concern the ground may be too demanding for the world's greatest racehorse, who has won 13 races from as many starts.
A dry night at the Berkshire circuit helped soothe those fears, with his participation in the Group One over a mile and a quarter now likely after owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe, walked the track this morning.
The going is officially soft on the straight course, soft, heavy in places on the round course.