Second-up syndrome a concern for Frolic

Second-upsyndromeaconcernforFrolic

February28,20183:20pm。

byAAP

TrainerEdwardORourkehopesFrolicseye-catchingfinishinherracingcomebackisntcounterproductivewhenshetakesonaqualitySurroundStakesfield。

LastyearsGoldenSlipperrunner-uprecoveredfromasluggishstartintheGroupTwoLightFingersStakestoplacefourth,1-3/4lengthsbehindwinnerAlizee。

ORourke,whotookovertrainingFrolicwhenMichaelFreedmanmovedtoHongKonglastyear,gavethefillyapassmarkbeforesoundinganoteofcautionaheadofSaturdaysnewGrouponeatRandwick。

Shescomethroughthatlastrunquitegood,theonlythingImafraidisthesecond-upsyndromewherehorsescanflattenoutafteralongperiodoff,hesaid。

ORourkeacknowledgedthethree-year-oldwouldhavetoliftherperformancetobecompetitiveinhersecondstartover1400m。

FrolicrecordedtheworstfinishofhercareeroverthattripintheGroupOneSiresProduceStakeslastApril,herlastrunbeforesheunderwentsurgerytoremovebonechips。

ButORourkeiswillingtothatseventhplacingafortnightaftershefinishedrunner-uptoSheWillReignintheGoldenSlipper。

ItwasattheendofalongcampaignandsheshadamassiverunintheSlipperonheavygroundthatcouldveknockedtheedgeoff,hesaid。

TheIrishmanalsohastheCoolmoreClassicandEmancipationStakesontheagendaleadingintotheQueenOfTheTurfatRandwickonApril14butthatscheduledependsonhowFrolicfaresintheSurroundStakes。

Itllbeinterestingtoseeifshegetsthe1400orifshesjustagenuinesprinter,ORourkesaid。

Alizeeopenedthe$2。