June 21, 2019 - Churchill Downs, Race 1, Msw, USD $95,000, 5F, .0000

Frank's Rockette, F, 2, 2017 by Into Mischief

1st Dam: Rocket Twentyone (GSW, $136,149), by Indian Charlie
2nd Dam: Symphonic Lady, by Blare of Trumpets
3rd Dam: Wavering Lady, by Wavering Monarch

Owner: Frank Fletcher
Breeder: Frank Fletcher (KY)
Trainer: William I. Mott

Frank’s Rockette (Into Mischief) favored at 5-2 in the opener at Churchill despite hailing from a Bill Mott barn that’s not known for winning with first time-starters, ran to the buzz to garner the ‘TDN Rising Star’ distinction. The homebred for Frank Fletcher was entering her debut off a June 15 bullet three-eighths breeze in :35 3/5 (1/21) out of the gate at the Louisville oval. The bay was away alertly and sat perched wide just off the early leaders as they carved out an opening quarter in :22.46. Rider Julien Leparoux barely moved on Frank’s Rockette as she ranged up on the turn and exploded in the lane, easily shaking off her competition to draw away by 8 3/4 lengths in hand. Wasabi Girl (Shanghai Bobby) and Symphony Hall (Wicked Strong) completed the exacta and trifecta, respectively. The dam of the victress, Rocket Twentyone, was purchased by Fletcher for $300,000 at the 2011 OBS March Sale and proved to be a precocious juvenile in her own right, romping in her debut at Prairie Meadows before acing the GIII Arlington-Washington Lassie S. Rocket Twentyone has produced the stakes-placed filly Firewater Rocket (Macho Rocket) and most recently visited Into Mischief last season.  

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