Frank’s Rockette blitzes foes in Sugar Swirl S. (G3)
December 31, 2022
Into Mischief’s brilliant sprinter Frank’s Rockette wrapped up 2022 with a thoroughly dominating performance in the Dec. 31 Sugar Swirl S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park, running up a 12 ¼-length victory in the six-furlong contest for fillies and mares.
Frank’s Rockette is the 17th graded stakes winner of the year for Into Mischief, who smashed his previous earnings record with $28,523,242 in 2022.
Frank’s Rockette was well handled by Luis Saez and made a contested lead after a quarter-mile in :22.06. She eased away on the turn and then really accelerated in upper stretch to leave the field far behind. She was eased up late to get the distance in 1:09.63 on a fast track.
Trained by Bill Mott for owner/breeder Frank Fletcher, Mott said Fletcher could race the soon-to-be 6-year-old into 2023.
“I think he’s leaning toward racing and when he sees this race, he’ll probably want to give her another race,” Mott predicted. “There’s obviously time for one more before you have to go to the breeding shed. So that’s an option. The way she’s going, I see no reason not to keep going a little bit more.”
Frank’s Rockette is now 10-9-3 in 25 starts, with four graded wins and four listed stakes wins among her totals. She has earned $1,224,808.