Updated on 09/18/2011 12:14AM

Frankel sending in New Export


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Bobby Frankel picks his spots when shipping into Lone Star Park. In addition to capturing the Breeders' Cup Classic here in 2004 with Ghostzapper, he has had extreme success in one particular stakes, the Dallas Turf Cup.

From three starters in that race Frankel has won it twice, with Martiniquais in 1999, and El Gran Papa in 2001.

He also finished third in 2000 with Northern Quest. Frankel said Wednesday that he planned to start new import New Export in this year's Dallas Turf Cup, to be run Saturday.

"It's $200,000, and I'd like to see if he can win it," said Frankel. "He's a nice horse."

Frankel has used the Dallas Turf Cup as something of a North American proving ground for some of his imports. El Gran Papa registered his first North American stakes win in it, and Northern Quest placed in the 1 1/8-mile race in his North American debut in June 2000. He went on to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap that year.

As for New Export, he won two Group 1 races last year in his native Brazil. He made his first start for Frankel and his first in North America last out, when third in the Grade 3 Inglewood at Hollywood Park on April 29. He was scheduled to fly here Thursday.

Frankel said Cliff Berry has the mount. Berry is the leading rider at Lone Star and won five races here last Friday night. Others expected to run in the Dallas Turf Cup are Waupaca, Nobodywantmetilnow, and Brego. Among possibles are A R Crackers and Sultry Bard.

Be a Resident, Datrick part ways

There was little separating Be a Resident and Datrick at the wire last Saturday in a division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity. But this week, they find themselves miles apart.

Be a Resident, who won the race by a nose, will remain at Lone Star and point for the $125,000 colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes on July 8, said his trainer, Bret Calhoun.

Datrick, meanwhile, is to ship to Kentucky, said his trainer, Steve Asmussen. He has several options for his next start, the trainer said, including the Grade 3, $150,000 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs on July 8, the $65,000 Middleground Breeders' Cup at Lone Star on

July 23, or the $100,000 Tremont at Belmont Park on July 4. Or, he might get a break.

"He's done a lot right now," Asmussen said. "It will just all depend on what he feels like doing."

Datrick had won all three of his starts heading into the TTA, including the Grade 3 Kentucky Breeders' Cup. On Saturday, he sat just off the pace, rallied with determination, but just missed.

"It's one of those races where if his head's down, you talk about how tough he is," said Asmussen. "You're lucky to win or unlucky to lose. He's a very nice colt."

Be a Resident was making his second career start in the TTA. His effort was similar to his trial win, Calhoun pointed out, when he

withstood pace pressure and went on in his career debut May 26.

"Mentally, I never questioned him after that first trial," Calhoun said. "He showed me that he was going to be a fighter."

Be a Resident is by Open Forum and out of four-time stakes winner Western Lil. Be a Resident earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 81 for his win in the TTA, the same number assigned to Datrick.

Boots on Sunday nearing comeback

Boots on Sunday worked five furlongs in 1:01 on Wednesday, and provided he comes out of the work well he will make his first start since 2002 in the $40,000 Carter McGregor Jr. Memorial here Saturday, said his trainer, Danny Pish.

Boots on Sunday was retired with a tendon injury, but resumed training earlier this meet. Pish said Roman Chapa will have the mount Saturday.

- Vienna Circle is the one to beat in the featured ninth race Friday night, a second-level allowance at one-mile on turf. Trainer Bruce Jackson has given the mount to Casey Lambert.