Frankel's half-sister Joyeuse considered for Ascot after win


Frankel's two-year-old half-sister Joyeuse is being considered for next month's Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot after a winning debut at Lingfield on Tuesday.

The unbeaten Frankel retired as the world's top-rated racehorse in 2012.

Joyeuse was ridden to a three-and-a-quarter-length victory in the Maiden Fillies' Stakes by Tom Queally.

"We've talked about the Albany Stakes but we'll have to see when she gets back," said manager Lord Grimthorpe.

Trained by Sir Henry Cecil and, like Frankel, owned by Khalid Abdullah, Joyeuse beat Deancealot into second place over the six-furlong race.

Grimthorpe added: "Whether Henry would like to go seven furlongs, I don't know.

"With a filly like this you are always a bit apprehensive because the amount of expectation is so enormous.

"The great thing is she settled really well, had a bit of a look around when she came through and went on to win the race quite comfortably."

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