Frank's Rockette takes Prioress S. (G2) for second straight graded win
RSS Feeds Sunday, September 6, 2020
Eddie Woods training grad Frank’s Rockette won her second consecutive graded stakes in Saturday's $200,000 Prioress S. (G2) at Saratoga.

Coming into the Prioress off a narrow win in the Victory Ride S. (G3), Frank’s Rockette dominated the Prioress field. She tracked Hello Beautiful through a quarter-mile in :22.23, then switched to the outside on the turn and put her head in front through a half in :44.77. In the stretch, she drew off powerfully to complete the six furlongs in a quick 1:08.89 on a fast main track while beating Reagan’s Edge by 2 ½-lengths.

“I thought we might be on the lead,” said winning trainer Bill Mott of the Frank Fletcher homebred. “I didn’t see that kind of speed coming from her [Hello Beautiful]. Our filly broke well, but Hello Beautiful broke exceptionally well and showed good speed as well. Junior [Alvarado, aboard the winner] rode her perfectly.”

Runner-up in both the GII Adirondack S. and GI Spinaway S. last summer, Frank’s Rockette now has a record of 5-4-0 from 9 career starts and a bankroll of $523,603 for owner Frank Fletcher.