Ahead of his long-awaited return, Frankel is 2/5 with William Hill to win the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, at the five-day declaration stage.
Sir Henry Cecil’s stable star is well fancied to add to his host of Group One successes and William Hill also make him 7/4 to remain unbeaten all season.
Aidan O’Brien’s duo Execelebration (5/2) and So You Think (7/1) follow in the betting while Richard Hannon’s Strong Suit is a 7/1 shot to land what promised to be an exciting renewal.
William Hill’s Lucy Rhodes told Betrescue.com, “The racing world has been feverishly anticipating the next appearance of fearsome Frankel, and Cecil’s superstar is naturally all the rage to make his eagerly-awaited return a winning one”
Lockinge Stakes: 2-5 Frankel, 5-2 Excelebration, 7-1 So You Think, Strong Suit, 33-1 Dubawi Gold, 50-1 Ransom Note, Red Jazz, Windsor Palace, 100-1 Bullet Train (EW 1/5 1,2,3)
Frankel to be unbeaten in 2012: 7-4 (must run at least once)