Cecil hails a perfect day
Henry Cecil is looking back with pride on a great day at Newmarket on Saturday, and ahead to a potentially sensational 2011.
Last Updated: 20/10/10 8:42am
Henry Cecil isn't resting on his laurels after a perfect Champions Day at Newmarket last weekend.
Frankel and Twice Over provided the master of Warren Place with Group One wins number 388 and 389 in an illustrious career.
After 41 years at the top of his profession you might think Cecil would be ready to wind down, but if anything recent successes have left him more ambitious than ever.
And he can now look ahead to a potentially sensational 2011 headed by the brilliant Frankel - already a hot favourite for both the 2000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby.
"Saturday was a wonderful day and Frankel and Twice Over both did us proud," Cecil said on his website.
"Frankel unfortunately got a nasty bump after leaving the stalls and that gave him a shock and the result was he ran very free.
"Dan de Haan rides him at home and he has done a marvellous job getting him to settle really well and the horse has grown up tremendously.
"But things don't always go as one would hope and I don't think the ground helped, either.
"Twice Over is a real stable star and ran such a good race on ground which I feel was softer than he now prefers."
Twice Over ran a blinder to finish third in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic in California.
But there will be no Stateside trip this winter as Cecil is already looking ahead to 2011 with him.
"We love him dearly and he really has done us proud. He will have a rest and says he would like to have another crack at the Dubai World Cup, who am I to argue with him!"