09/05/2007 12:00AM

Marco Be Good takes class drop


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Marco Be Good is getting some significant class relief in Friday's Woodbine feature, and should be favored in the $80,000 optional claimer, scheduled for six furlongs on the grass.

Marco Be Good recorded a 12-1 upset in the Grade 3 Highlander Stakes in 2006. His only poor performance in five starts this year was an eighth-place finish in the Highlander.

Marco Be Good, who will run for the $80,000 claiming tag, posted second-place finishes on turf and the Polytrack in his first two starts of the year. He captured the five-furlong Daryl Wells Sr. Memorial Stakes on the grass at Fort Erie on July 15, and is exiting a third-place finish in the Shepperton here on the Poly.

Frank's Selection, an 11-year-old based at Fort Erie with trainer Robert Griem, has improved with each subsequent start at the meeting. He was fourth against $62,500 opposition in his season opener, and then ran third in a rapid $80,000 claiming race. Most recently, he wound up second to Castle Heights for $62,500.

Langfleur, a lightly raced 7-year-old, hasn't started since his third-place finish in a classified allowance last October. He has been working on a regular basis for trainer Mike Keogh.

Castle Heights received an 87 Beyer Speed Figure while beating Frank's Selection going seven furlongs in a $62,500 optional claimer Aug. 15. He won 3 of 10 starts last year. His trainer, Marko Mesic, has had a productive run here this summer.

Zetetic has been a disappointment since his apparent victory over third-level allowance opposition June 27, in which he was disqualified and placed third for interference. He checked in fourth in each of his two subsequent outings against similar competition.

He's the Rage is a 6-year-old with a storied history. He won the $125,000 California Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in his second start at 2, and was second to Greg's Gold in the Tiznow Stakes on the Cushion Track at Hollywood last Aprilo29.

He's the Rage was claimed from his next-to-last start for $80,000 at Hollywood, and is coming off a distant third-place finish in a minor stakes a Pleasanton.