A hard knocking third on debut at Churchill Downs a month ago, Frosted’s Inspector Frost stepped into the Keeneland starting gate as the 2-1 favorite in the seven-furlong dirt maiden special contest on October 18th.
Sent to the lead in the early strides of the race, the two-year-old son of Frosted never looked back as he sailed home across the finish line first by over a length. Inspector Frost brought the tally to three wins on the day for both jockey, Florent Geroux, and trainer, Brad Cox.
A homebred for Godolphin, Inspector Frost is out of the Quiet American mare, Folk. Campaigned by Godolphin in the US and Dubai, Folk won the UAE One Thousand Guineas and the UAE Oaks before returning to the US to finish third in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks. Folk also produced the Black Type winner, Captivating Lass, for Godolphin.
Inspector Frost is the ninth winner for sire, Frosted. Other winners include TDN Rising Star and G1 placed Travel Column, TDN Rising Star Inject, eight-length Belmont winners Likeable and Ten for Ten, ten-length Churchill winner Frosted Prayer, Saratoga winner Restored Order, other Belmont winner Frost Me, and Churchill winner Tkotchke. Frosted is the only freshman sire with multiple TDN Rising Stars and the only stallion in America with three juveniles to have run an 80+ Beyer this year.