08/23/2012 1:24PM

Frankel gets 140 rating for Juddmonte International win


Frankel, who stretched his unbeaten streak to 13 with a convincing win in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday, has been given an official rating of 140 for the second time in his career.

Frankel was given a 140 rating after his win in the Queen Anne Stakes over a mile at Royal Ascot in June and was awarded the same mark for his seven-length win in the Juddmonte over 1 1/4 miles. He is the first horse to be assigned 140 at two distances.

Official ratings are assigned by Phil Smith, the British Horseracing Authority’s head of handicapping.

On Thursday, it was unclear where Frankel would make his next start. British bookmakers were taking bets on his next race, with the Champion Stakes at Ascot on Oct. 20 the 2-5 favorite over the Arc de Triomphe, which was listed at 5-2.