The style in which she ran the race was different, but the result still was a Stakes win for Frost Point after she rallied from last to win the G3 Baird Doubledogdare Stakes by three-quarters of a length at Keeneland on Friday, 21 April.
It was the third straight win – and second consecutive Stakes victory – for the five-year-old Frosted mare, who started the year with a front-running victory in the Listed Heavenly Prize Invitational at Aqueduct in February. Friday’s win improved Frost Point’s record to 5-3-2 in 11 career starts with earnings of $446,235.
Under patient handling from jockey Flavien Prat, Frost Point was settled at the rear of the compact field of six going into the clubhouse turn. The Godolphin homebred maintained her tracking position down the backstretch as Hidden Connection and Green Up battled for the lead.
Heading into the far turn, Frost Point was tipped to the outside by Prat to get a clear run at the leaders. Under a full head of steam, Frost Point displayed a strong closing kick as she reeled in both Green Up and Hidden Connection to win going away.
Bred in Kentucky, Frost Point is out of Balletto (Timber Country), winner of the G1 Frizette and placed in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, G1 Beldame, G1 Personal Ensign, etc. In addition to Frost Point, Balletto has also produced Villanesca (Distorted Humor), winner of the Magnolia Stakes and third in the G1 Ballerina.
In addition to Frost Point, Frosted is also the sire of the promising three-year-old filly Ice Dancing, winner of the G3 Santa Ynez Stakes and the colt, Arctic Arrogance, runner-up in both the G3 Withers and Listed Jerome Stakes. Frosted is also the sire of 2022 juvenile Stakes winners Frosted Departure (Renaissance Stakes) and Post Time (Maryland Juvenile Stakes).
Frosted is standing the 2023 breeding season at Jonabell Farm in Kentucky for $10,000, stands and nurses.