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Belmont Stakes hopefuls put in Friday workouts
Updated - 5/30/2015
Frosted to challenge American Pharoah in Belmont
Updated - 5/23/2015

Godolphin Racing's Frosted, who was fourth in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, will run in the Belmont Stakes on June 6, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, said Thursday.

Frosted joins a plethora of horses likely for the Belmont who finished behind American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby and then skipped the Preakness. Others probable for the Belmont exiting the Derby are Materiality (sixth), Keen Ice (seventh), Mubtaahij (eighth), Carpe Diem (10th), Frammento (11th) and War Story (16th).

Breaking from post 12, Frosted lagged well behind a moderate early pace in the Derby, went wide on both turns and closed to be fourth, 31/4 lengths behind winner American Pharoah and a neck behind third-place finisher Dortmund.

"We ran good breaking from a wide post in an 18-horse field and going six-wide on the far turn, and we wish there were more pace," McLaughlin said. "He ran a great race, but we were a little disappointed; we wanted to win."

McLaughlin hopes Frosted will follow in the footsteps of one of his former trainees, Jazil, who won the 2006 Belmont after finishing fourth in the Derby.

"We're very happy to be running," said the trainer. "He's doing well and will work [this] morning."

 

 

 

Frosted Continues Working Toward Belmont
Updated - 5/23/2015
 

On a sun-splashed morning that saw a flurry of activity from Belmont Stakes (gr. I) probables, Frosted was among several workers on May 22 who are targeting the final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park June 6. (Read about other Belmont works)

Shortly after the renovation break, the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Tapit   colt worked in company with Godolphin Mile (UAE-I) winner Tamarkuz. Exercise rider Renzo Morales was aboard Frosted, who worked to the inside of his stablemate.

They worked as a team through the five-furlong move. New York Racing Association clockers timed Frosted in 1:01.45, the 12th fastest of 20 works at the distance. Tamarkuz, who is being pointed to the June 6 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), was given a final time of 1:01.43.

Frosted's splits were :12.60 and :24:60, and he galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.90.

Although the main track was playing on the quick side, and Frosted has proven to be a sharp worker in the past, McLaughlin was not looking for a swift move from the colt in his penultimate Belmont Stakes breeze. The colt had worked a bullet four furlongs in :47.64 on May 15.

After consulting his stopwatch when his workers hit the finish line, McLaughlin said with a big smile, "Nice. Very nice."

As McLaughlin waited to hear the official time from the NYRA clockers, he remarked, "Sometimes Frosted can work too quick—even on his own—so in company we were a little worried. He worked with a really nice horse today and we felt they would be perfect to work together, and they were."

Frosted finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 2.

Weather permitting, McLaughlin said Frosted will work again May 29. The trainer said he is looking at a half-mile move in the vicinity of :48  and change for the colt's final breeze before the 1 1/2-mile Belmont. He will not work in company.

Joel Rosario, who rode Frosted in the Derby and won last year's Belmont Stakes aboard Tonalist, has the riding assignment.

McLauglin won the 2006 Belmont with Jazil for Shadwell Stable.

Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/92114/frosted-continues-working-toward-belmont#ixzz3axpH5V4N

 
Frosted Scheduled for Belmont Stakes Run
Updated - 5/22/2015

Godolphin Racing's Frosted will challenge Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6 at Belmont Park, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin announced May 21.

McLaughlin had been considering the Belmont for Frosted and made official plans Thursday for the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner to target the 1 1/2-mile test. The son of Tapit   finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

He joins a group of horses likely for the Belmont who finished behind American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and then skipped the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Others probable for the Belmont exiting the Derby are Materiality (sixth), Keen Ice (seventh), Mubtaahij (eighth), Carpe Diem (10th), Frammento (11th), and War Story (16th).

Breaking from post 12, Frosted lagged well behind a moderate early pace in the Kentucky Derby, went wide during both turns, and closed to finish fourth, 3 1/4 lengths behind American Pharoah and a neck behind third-place finisher Dortmund.

"We ran good breaking from a wide post in an 18-horse field and going six wide on the far turn, and we wish there were more pace," McLaughlin said. "He ran a great race, but we were a little disappointed. We wanted to win."

McLaughlin hopes Frosted will follow in the footsteps of one of his former trainees, Jazil, who won the 2006 Belmont after finishing fourth in the Derby.

"We're very happy to be running," the trainer said. "He's doing well and will work (May 22)."

Bernardini Filly Remains Unbeaten at Belmont
Updated - 5/11/2015
6th at BEL Allowance  [1m] Winner: Munasara, f, 3 by Bernardini
Bernardini
6th-BEL, $77,000, Alw, Opt. Clm. ($80,000), NW1$X, 3yo, f, 1m, 1:37 2/5, ft.
MUNASARA (f, 3, Bernardini--Lahudood {GB} {Ch. Turf Mare, MGISW-US, SW & MGSP-Fr, $1,695,373}, by Singspiel {Ire}) was successful as the 4-5 pick in her unveiling going seven panels in Hallendale Mar. 15. The 9-5 second choice was off to an alert start and tracked a pair of pacesetters through fractions of :23.21 and :46.17. Angled to the three path turning for home, Munasara dueled with So You Say (Flatter) down the stretch and forged clear to a two-length score over that rival. Delightful Joy (Tapit) checked in third. The winner is the third foal to race out of 2007 GI Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf victress Lahudood (GB), who produced a War Front filly this spring. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $70,200. Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
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