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Frank’s Folly Tries Turf for First Time in Boiling Springs

July 14, 2017

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            Frank’s Folly will try and make it two in a row when he tries the grass for the first time in his career against eight rivals in Saturday’s $75,000 Boiling Springs Stakes, going a mile and a sixteenth at Monmouth Park.

            Frank’s Folly is coming off a wire-to-wire victory against allowance optional claiming rivals going a mile and seventy yards over a good main track at Monmouth on June 24.

            The 3-year-old filly by Mineshaft made her last stakes appearance in the Weber City Miss Stakes over a sloppy main track at Laurel Park on April 22 where she finished third behind Lights of Medin, who ran second in the Grade 2 Black Eyed Susan.

            Owned by George E. Hall, the daughter of the Not for Love mare Fools in Love graduated in her third career start, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and pulling away to a four and a half length score in the maiden special weight event. Paco Lopez was aboard for that win as well as her latest victory and will get the call once more in the Boiling Springs.

            “She’s been doing good after running a nice race last time,” said trainer Kelly Breen. “We’ll let her break and I’ll leave it up to Paco (Lopez) for whatever he wants to do from there.”

            For Frank’s Folly to make it two straight and get her first turf victory, she will have hold off multiple starters who are coming off victories on the turf including Watch Your Six, who took home an allowance event with her first try on the grass for Michael Stidham, and Contributing, who is stretching out after taking a five furlong allowance event gate-to-wire on the turf at Delaware Park.

            The Boiling Springs will run as race 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. with first post set for 12:50 p.m.