Exciting future for Frankel colt The Grand Visir

The Grand Visir pictured as a yearling

An exciting future beckons for our Frankel colt The Grand Visir, the sparkling winner of his debut at Yarmouth for William Haggas on Wednesday.

Given time to settle into his stride by Ryan Moore, The Grand Visir showed distinct signs of greenness under pressure as the well fancied Fibonacci quickened clear. However, then the penny dropped and the colt changed gear quite impressively to run down his rival and win a shade cosily. The pair pulled nine lengths clear of the third, the favourite Orsino.

The Grand Visir becomes a 31st winner for Frankel. He was purchased by Tony Nerses as a yearling from the draft of his co-breeder Ecurie des Monceaux at the 2014 Arqana August Sale and is the second winner out of the Montjeu mare Piping. She hails from a powerful Jean-Luc Lagardere dynasty as a daughter of Italian champion Saganeca, in turn also dam of Arc hero Sagamix, Group 1-winning two-year-old Sagacity, Group 2 winner Sage Et Jolie (dam of Group 1 winner Sageburg) and the Listed-placed Shastye (dam of the Group 1-placed Secret Gesture and Group 3 winner Sir Isaac Newton).

The Grand Visir still holds entries in the Derby at Epsom and King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot

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