Unbeaten Frankel gallops to Queen Elizabeth win

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ASCOT, England (AP) -- Unbeaten Frankel galloped to a ninth straight victory, easily winning the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on the inaugural British Champions Day -- the richest day in British horse racing.

With Queen Elizabeth II watching at Ascot, the 3-year-old colt won by four lengths Saturday in bolstering his reputation as one of the best horses around.

The 4-11 favorite was ridden by Tom Queally, who called the victory "as good as ever." Frankel was timed in 1 minute, 39.45 seconds and was followed by 6-1 shot Excelebration.

Frankel is named for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, who died in 2009. He has commanded interest in Britain with a breakthrough year and could now be positioned for a possible start in the Breeders' Cup next month.