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Frankel back on the gallops as he continues his intended seasonal return at Newbury

Updated: Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 12:12

Frankel has some big race entries in the next couple of months
Frankel has some big race entries in the next couple of months

Henry Cecil's Frankel stepped up his recovery from injury with a piece of work in Newmarket on Wednesday. 

Earlier this month when the four-year-old suffered a setback during routine exercise, but a scan on his leg last week confirmed the world's highest-rated Flat horse had suffered no serious damage and he was given the green light to get back to work. 

The Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 19 May remains his intended comeback target, while the colt also has entries in the one-mile Queen Anne Stakes and the 10-furlong Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. 

The owner's racing manager, Teddy Grimthorpe, is keen to take things one day at a time, however.

"He did a little bit of work this morning. It was nothing very much, it was just a gentle piece, but he strode out well and everyone was very pleased," said Grimthorpe.

"We'll just see how we go. It was his first bit of work (after the injury) and he's going to have to continue to please everyone.

"It is still the intention to run in the Lockinge, but as I said, we'll just see how we go."

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