Frankel will step up in distance in the Juddmonte International later this month and Kieren Fallon can’t see the star being beaten in the Group One.
Sir Henry Cecil’s unbeaten colt cruised to another facile victory in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood last week and he will now step up to ten furlongs for the first time in his career.
The exceptional son of Galileo will be looking for his thirteenth consecutive victory in the International Stakes and after the news that Cirrus Des Aigles will miss the contest, connections will be wondering who will line up and tackle Frankel.
Speaking on the subject, Fallon explained: "From a jockeys' perspective I just wish he would hurry up and retire so everyone else can get a look in, because while he is around there is only ever going to be one winner. Any horse who tries to make a race of it with him gets their heart broken.
"It must be like a boxer climbing into the ring with a champion and getting a good hiding. You don't want a repeat dose and horses are like humans - they don't forget.
"There is talk of Aidan O'Brien firing at least one of his big guns at Frankel in the Juddmonte International later this month, which is good for the race, we don't want Group One races being contested by three runners and a pacemaker, as happened in the Sussex Stakes. But if you have a good Group One horse do you risk the inevitable thrashing by Frankel and have a broken horse on your hands?
"These are very special times and, like everyone else, I can't wait to see him run over 1m2f."