Cave Hill much the best in Turfway Park’s Rushaway Stakes

Frosted colt draws off late to earn first Stakes victory

Cave Hill took command in the stretch and pulled away late to win the Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park by two lengths March 27.

It was the first Stakes victory for the three-year-old son of Frosted, who improved his record to three wins and two seconds in six career starts.

Cave Hill broke alertly and raced along the inside rail as he tracked the early leaders from fifth through the early portion of the race. As the field entered the far turn, Cave Hill swung into the clear on the outside for a clear run at leader Extrasexybigdaddee, who had led from the start. Cave Hill continued his rally into the stretch, eventually reeling in and passing the leader with less than a furlong to run. The flashy gray/roan colt then pulled away late to win by two lengths at the wire.

Cave Hill was bred in Kentucky by his owner Godolphin. He is out of Painted Lady (by Broad Brush), a full sister to G1 February Stakes winner, Nobo True. In addition to Cave Hill, Painted Lady has produced multiple G2 winner Skylighter (Indiana Oaks, etc.) and Listed Stakes winner, Speckled, who in turn has produced Pixelate (G2 Del Mar Derby).

Frosted’s runners are certainly beginning to heat up this spring. In addition to Cave Hill, Frosted is represented by the talented filly Travel Column, recent winner of the G2 Fair Grounds Oaks and a top contender for the G1 Kentucky Oaks. Other notable winners are Ingratiating, winner of Australia’s Listed Talindert Stakes (he was also placed in both the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes and G1 Golden Slipper) and Ten for Ten, runner-up in both the G2 Remsen and G3 Nashua Stakes.

Frosted stands at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for a fee of $25,000, stands and nurses.