09/29/2010 4:01PM

Frankel won't be coming from Europe for Juvenile Turf


With last Saturday’s Group 2 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot being a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, the race had the clear potential to produce a Juvenile Turf starter.

And it very well might have, but barring the unexpected, it won’t be the 10-length winner, Frankel. Trainer Henry Cecil said after the race that Frankel was being pointed toward either the Oct. 16 Dewhurst at Newmarket or the Oct. 23 Racing Post Trophy for the colt’s final start of his juvenile campaign.

However, runner-up Klammer could be making the trip to Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam told The Racing Post this past Sunday that she would like to ship Klammer to run in the race, pending approval from owner Yan Wah Wu.

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Frankel, meanwhile, has been made the favorite by English bookmakers for next’s year’s 2,000 Guineas and Investec Derby.