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Frac Daddy a go for the 2013 Belmont Stakes

Trainer Ken McPeek confirmed Monday morning that Magic City Thoroughbred Partners’ Frac Daddy will run Saturday in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. 

McPeek said the Scat Daddy colt will fly to New York from Kentucky tomorrow and be ridden in the third leg of the Triple Crown by Alan Garcia. 

“Talking to Carter Stewart, the principal partner for Magic City, he’s game, you know?” McPeek said. “We still believe this is a really, really good horse, but for whatever reason it hasn’t happened for him. Sometimes you throw deep and it goes incomplete, but you can’t score if you don’t throw. [Stewart] is the ideal client to throw deep and we won the Travers for him last year [with dead-heat winner Golden Ticket].” 

Frac Daddy, who descends from the same female family as 1997 Delaware Handicap winner Power Play, has one win in seven career starts. He broke his maiden in his second start last November at Churchill Downs and then finished second in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club. 

This year, he disappointed McPeek with a sixth-place finish in the Grade 3 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park, and then was three wide on the far turn when seventh behind Orb in the Florida Derby. Frac Daddy ran in the Kentucky Derby and finished 16th. 

“I do believe the horse will run well,” McPeek said of the plan to go in the Belmont. “I think the pace in the Belmont will suit him well, too. He drew outside in the Derby and couldn’t get position, and I don’t think he handled the slop. He’s worked on a dry track a couple times recently and worked freaky good. I think he’s got a big shot at it.” 

 

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Older Comments about Frac Daddy a go for the 2013 Belmont Stakes...

fellow from Panama named Perez (who contributed lots of $$$$$$ voer the years in entrance fees) aften had a runner in this contest...Colts ran up the track, but he participated and that did not interfere with a thing...Good relations maintained too.
@roger.reno35: I feel a major accomplishment here. This is only your third response in over a year. My point is, that's what longshots are all about. Whether smoke is being blown, or not, welcome to the HRN. By the way, Roger, who do you like?
regardless of whether i feel he has a shot or not,he is entitled to the opportunity to run.after all,would you rather have a 12-15 horse field or a 6 to 8 horse field.if they qualify they should have the right to run.my beef is with the ones over running and when fillies are entered(especially when they are not even in the top 5 of their division).unless acap is put in to limit horses with either graded earnings or any other criteria.we will always have the multiple throw ins.more than likely it is the owners who will want their moment in the sun(or in this years case,under the rain cloud) either way,let them relish the moment.
Smoke is being blown here....
McPeek won the 2002 Belmont with 70-1 Sarava. Alan Garcia won the 2008 Belmont with 38-1 Da' Tara. Based on their odds, I'm sure there were a lot of punters who thought they didn't have a chance. Frac Daddy fits that same criteria. So, if McPeek says he has a big chance, based on his past success, I'd tend to give this one a double take.
FAR too early a runner

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