Half is Enough took command at the top of the stretch and drew off to a convincing three-length victory to win the Glen Cove Stakes at the Belmont at the Big A meeting on Friday, 14 October.
The three-year-old Frosted filly earned her first Stakes win with the victory and improved her record to four wins in seven starts. Astern’s daughter, Sail By, came in second, completing the Darley-sired exacta in the Glen Cove.
Half is Enough broke alertly and sat just off the leader, Everyoneloveslinda, through the early stages of the six-furlong contest. Half is Enough moved up to engage Everyoneloveslinda on the far turn, and the duo matched strides as they headed into the stretch. From that point on, however, it was all Half is Enough, who began to pull away through the final stages. Sail By closed well to take second over Everyoneloveslinda, who had to settle for third.
Half is Enough was bred in Kentucky by Rigney Racing LLC and is out of Morea, a winning daughter of Indian Charlie. Morea is a half-sister to Weep No More, winner of the G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes and to Current, winner of the G2 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes. Third dam, Flute, won both the G1 Kentucky Oaks and G1 Alabama and has also produced G2 winner, Filimbi.
In addition to Half is Enough, Frosted is also the sire of Frosted Over, Canadian Sovereign Award Champion three-year-old colt of 2021, who captured the G3 Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine this year. Frosted is also the sire of 2021 G2 Fair Grounds Oaks winner Travel Column and Macron, winner of the Iowa Sprint Stakes. In Australia, Frosted is represented by Stakes winners Cloudy and Ingratiating, who will run in the $15 million The Everest Stakes at Royal Randwick.