32L maiden winner produces another gap job on Australian debut

Imported galloper King Frankel ($4.40) kicked off his life down under in emphatic fashion with a big off-Broadway win at Saturday's Newcastle meeting.


The Mark Newnham-trained galloper only won one of his 10 starts in the UK but it was a pretty notable one - claiming victory by a lazy 32 lengths over 2016m at Pontefract.


Admittedly he faced just two rivals that day and the runner-up - the Charlie Appleby


-trained King Of Tomorrow - pulled up lame, but the facts and figures on his form page don't lie.


On Saturday he showed that there is a bit of ability there as he beat up on the Class 1/maiden field over 1850m with a 5L gap job.


The Heavy 8 track - and the sheeting rain - no doubt undid a few of his rivals, with race favourite Nyika ($4) beaten some 11.46 lengths.


The Kylie Gavenlock-trained Bob ($19) was the only horse within cooee of the winner, as King Frankel ploughed through the conditions to do his old man proud.


King Frankel is a full-brother of Eminent (or He's Eminent), who ran second to Avilius in the G1 Ranvet Stakes in 2019.

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