The style of racing was different, but the result was unchanged &ndash; Frankel stretched his unbeaten streak to seven races after a thrilling win in Tuesday&rsquo;s Group 1 St. James&rsquo;s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.\r\nUnlike his six-length win in the English 2000 Guineas in late April, when he led throughout, Frankel stalked pacesetter Rerouted for the first half-mile of the St. James&rsquo;s Palace Stakes, took a comfortable lead with a quarter-mile remaining, but was fully extended to win the one-mile race for 3-year-olds.\r\nRidden by Tom Queally, Frankel won by three-quarters of a length over Zoffany, a 20-1 shot who finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of 10-1 Excelebration.\r\nAlthough there was no need for a photo, the diminishing margin at the line provided anxious moments for Frankel&rsquo;s backers, who sent him off as the 3-10 favorite in the field of nine.\r\n&ldquo;Nobody wanted to chase the pace, so as a result I went sooner rather than later,&rdquo; Queally said. &ldquo;He was running for a long way and was just getting a bit fed up in front. He does it so easy.\r\nYour browser does not support iframes\r\n&ldquo;He wasn&rsquo;t getting tired. He&rsquo;s growing up all the time. Everyone seems to think he can just jump and run, but he&rsquo;s more versatile than that. We&rsquo;ve got options with regards to tactics and he&rsquo;s the one to beat at the moment.&rdquo;\r\nTrained by Henry Cecil, Frankel won the third Group 1 race of his career in the St. James&rsquo;s Palace Stakes, the colt&rsquo;s third start of 2011. Last September, Frankel won his first stakes in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes over a mile at Ascot, closing from last to win by 10 lengths. Cecil said he wanted to emulate those tactics in the St. James&rsquo;s Palace Stakes.\r\n&ldquo;The plan was to kick on rounding the bend, as he had done in the Royal Lodge last year, but now he&rsquo;s getting wiser and he thought he&rsquo;d done enough,&rdquo; Cecil said.\r\nFrankel races for breeder Khalid Abdullah&rsquo;s Juddmonte Farms, and is named for the late American Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who died in November 2009. Bobby Frankel trained the American division of Juddmonte&rsquo;s runners.\r\nCecil suggested that Frankel will make his next start in the Group 1 Sussex Stakes over a mile at Goodwood on July 27 or the Juddmonte International Stakes over 1 1/4 miles at York on Aug. 17.\r\nAn appearance in the Sussex Stakes could put Frankel against Canford Cliffs and Goldikova, the first two finishers in Tuesday&rsquo;s Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, the first race of the Royal Ascot meeting, which continues through Saturday.