06/01/2013 12:01PM

Belmont Stakes: Frac Daddy could be entered in race

Barbara D. Livingston
Frac Daddy is being considered for a start in the Belmont Stakes.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Ken McPeek revealed Saturday that he is seriously considering entering Frac Daddy in the Belmont Stakes.

Frac Daddy, 16th in the May 4 Kentucky Derby as a 25-1 shot, has had three swift workouts at Churchill Downs within a two-week span, ending with a bullet half-mile drill Friday in 47.80 seconds.

“He’s training as well as I’ve ever seen,” McPeek said. “It’s like [D. Wayne] Lukas says, you can’t win it unless you’re in it.”

McPeek engineered the biggest upset in Belmont history when sending out Sarava to a 70-1 victory in the 2002 running.

“We’ll make a firm decision by noon [Eastern] Monday,” said McPeek, adding he was still in the process of lining up a jockey. “If we run, he’ll go on the charter that leaves Tuesday out of

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Frac Daddy, a gray Scat Daddy colt owned by Magic City Thoroughbred Partners, has one win from seven career starts. Among his best efforts were runner-up finishes in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill last fall and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in April.

Entries will be taken Wednesday for the 145th Belmont, which is set for Saturday.