05/31/2014 5:38PM

DRF Plus Graded Stakes Analysis: Eclipse Stakes


FRAC DADDY won both times he ran on Polytrack at Keeneland so he should be comfortable running over the Poly at Woodbine for the first time. He earned a 103 Beyer Speed Figure for his win over STEALCASE in the Grade 3 Ben Ali at Keeneland two back and the horse that finished third won a Grade 3 at Arlington in his next start. Frac Daddy attended the pace before tiring to finish fourth in the Grade 1 Man Of War in his latest start and should appreciate the easier company, the shorter distance, and being back on a synthetic surface. If he comes close to repeating his impressive performance in the Ben Ali he’s going to be the winner. His five-furlong move at Belmont in :58.20 seconds May 26 is a strong signal he’s ready for another big outing.