Frankel on course for Newbury after Newmarket gallop

Champion racehorse Frankel with rider Tom Queally at The St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot racecourse

Unbeaten colt Frankel is on course to return in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on 19 May after his first gallop since an injury scare.

The world's top-rated Flat racehorse, trained by Sir Henry Cecil, had a seven-furlong workout at Newmarket.

Owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe said: "He strode out well and everyone was very pleased."

Frankel was cleared to return to training after a scan showed no serious damage from a "superficial" leg injury.

"We'll just see how we go. It was his first bit of work and he's going to have to continue to please everyone," said Grimthorpe.

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

Frankel has been given entries in both the one-mile Queen Anne Stakes and the 10-furlong Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot in June, said Grimthorpe.

The Galileo colt has won each of his nine starts to date, including victories in the 2,000 Guineas, the St James's Palace Stakes, the Sussex Stakes and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

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