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Stuart Dalgleish 19th Jun 2012 - 14:08

The bank of Frankel - a sure-fire investment!

Frankel - the world's greatest racehorse - this afternoon became the shortest-priced winner in Royal Ascot in the modern era while turning the Queen Anne Stakes into a procession, and straight victory number eleven.

His prohibitive odds didn't hold anyone back, and Sir Henry Cecil's superstar was supported at all prices down to an incredible 1/10 from 1/3 for his sixth Group One, with the firm seeing over half a million in stakes wagered on the son of Galileo.

Initially offered at an unbelievable 3-1 following his Champions Stakes success at the same venue last year, William Hill now quote Frankel at 1-3 to remain unbeaten in 2012.

William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes said "It would take investors in savings accounts years to get the same rate of return that Frankel provides in just over one minute - and, like his unbeaten jumps racing compatriot Big Buck's, is considered a bomb-proof investment for many, with returns that outstrip any bank ... and winnings are tax free!"

Frankel to remain unbeaten in 2012: 1-3 from 1-2

Frankel has been quoted at odds-on at every start since he made his debut, however this year's date at the Royal Meeting is by far the shortest starting price in his career so far.

With Sir Henry throwing down the gauntlet to Ballydoyle in indicating that York's Juddemont International will be the first time Frankel steps up in trip, William Hill have priced up a mythical match bet - of a Frankel vs Camelot clash - where Frankel is strongly favoured at a smouldering 1/3.

Juddmonte Match Odds

1/3 Frankel

9/4 Camelot


• Ardross - also trained by Sir Henry Cecil - is the most recent short-price Royal Ascot winner, who in 1982 was successful in the Ascot Gold Cup at odds of 1/5

• In 1970 the Peter Walwyn-trained Humble Duty won the Coronation Stakes at odds of 1/6

• Tudor Minstrel - 1947 - 6/100

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