Training graduate Frosted crushes track record in Dubai
RSS Feeds Thursday, February 4, 2016
Eddie Woods training graduate and multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Frosted put on a stellar display Feb. 4 at Meydan Race Course, rolling to a five-length win in Round 2 of the Maktoum Challenge (G2) while lowering the track record by some two full seconds.

Frosted, who trainer Kiaran McLaughlin shipped to Dubai for the World Cup (G1) in late March, got an ideal first start over the Meydan oval, stalking three wide just off the lead during a fairly slow early pace, then swept to the front in upper stretch and drew off to finish the 1900 meters in 1:56.57.

“It felt very impressive so I’m not surprised it was a new track record,” said winning rider William Buick, who was aboard the colt for the first time. “I was very pleased with the way we managed to do it. He had a very uninterrupted trip and it wasn’t a hard race; it all went very smooth so it’s a very nice stepping stone for him. He should have enjoyed that experience and he’ll come on for it.” 

Buick added, “He gave me a very nice feel. He’s been very well prepared by Kiaran and the team so I’m just very grateful to be on him.”

Frosted, a Darley/Godolphin homebred, is out of Fast Cookie, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Midshipman. She is expected to deliver a full sibling to Frosted this year.