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Appleby looks to the future with Pinatubo

13th October 2019, 18:53 by Dan McCarthy

Trainer Charlie Appleby admits the future is very promising for Pinatubo after his win in the Dewhurst Stakes on Saturday.

The two-year-old son of Shamardal made it six wins from six starts, including his second successive win at Group One level in the Newmarket race.

His form has led to comparisons with Frankel, having also won races at Goodwood, Ascot, and Epsom.

Appleby says that as flattering as the comparisons are, Pinatubo still has work to do to match the Sir Henry Cecil-trained superstar's feats, though he says a bright future lays ahead for him.

He said: "Pinatubo is not a flashy horse like Frankel was, we all know what an amazing horse he was and he had the stature of being trained by Sir Henry Cecil.

"He is a completely different horse as Frankel was keen to get on with things and that made him have that 'wow' factor.

"Pinatubo is a horse that just goes out there and does it. He has been to Epsom, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood and nothing bothers him. You can't fault him.

"It is great for him to be put in the same sentence as Frankel, but he has got to go out and do it again next year."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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