Frankel put up an absolutely fantastic display to extend his unbeaten run to eleven when he powered to a facile success in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
Sir Henry Cecil’s stable star is currently the best rated horse in the world and he confirmed he is exactly that with an eleven length success over Aidan O’Brien’s Excelebration in the Group One opener.
Jockey Tom Queally was in the saddle and after he passed pacemaker and stablemate Bullet Train three furlongs out, the result was never in doubt and he kept pulling clear of a field full of high class performers.
A delighted Cecil explained: "It's relief, I'm not surprised but relieved. "There's no such thing as a certainty. He is a great horse and you've seen him for yourself so everybody can form their own opinion.
"He did exactly what I thought but he's still improving, Tom said he's still improving. He looks as if he'll stay a mile and a quarter so we'll leave our options open.
"He's in the Eclipse, he's in the Sussex, he's in the Juddmonte and the two races at the end of the year. He'll tell me what to do next, I don't tell him.
"It's very unlikely he'll go to the Breeders' Cup."
Meanwhile, a relieved Queally added: "It was basically what everyone expected, so it's great that he did it.
"It looks like he's improving. He settled, he travelled, he got everything else off the bridle when I was still sitting there - he's amazing.
"That's his best performance. He ticked all the boxes, he did everything right. From my point of view he's been flawless in the past but I couldn't have asked for anything more.
"He had the perfect prep for it, Henry had no complications and we were able to do it nicely."
Excelebration’s trainer, Aida O'Brien said of the runner-up: "We were delighted with our horse but Frankel is unbelievable. We'll look at the entries we've made, see how he is and then have a talk about it."