The world's best racehorse Frankel made a winning return to the track on Saturday when he soared home first in the Group 1 JLT Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
The four-year-old (Galileo x Kind) was ridden by usual partner Tom Queally, with the pair aiming to secure their tenth win from ten starts. The race went perfectly to script for the bay colt, who finished five lengths clear of Excelebration, with Dubawi Gold third.
The next target for the Sir Henry Cecil-trained colt is likely to be the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
After winning all four of his races as a two-year-old in 2010, including the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, Frankel proved himself by far the best horse of his generation in 2011.
His victories last year included an incredible triumph in the 2000 Guineas, and he finished the season by winning the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on the inaugural QIPCO British Champions Day.
Frankel is one of the highest rated horses ever, and the most valuable horse on the planet, estimated to be worth £100 million once he retires to stud.