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Frankel faces seven runners in final race

ESPN staff
October 15, 2012
Frankel will defend his unbeaten record one last time at Ascot on Saturday © PA Photos

Frankel will take on a maximum of seven rivals in the final race of his career, the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Last year's winner Cirrus Des Aigles is expected to provide the sternest test to the undefeated colt in a field also featuring Coral-Eclipse hero Nathaniel and Frankel's stablemate and pacemaker, Bullet Train.

Ridasiyna, winner of the Prix de l'Opera and German Derby winner Pastorious are also still on the race card.

Aidan O'Brien's Declaration Of War, a recent winner at Dundalk, also runs, while William Haggas' Master Of Hounds completes the field.

Frankel is unbeaten in all thirteen races run in his career, and is the highest-rated racehorse in the world.

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