It’s Winning time for Post Time in Aqueduct’s G2 Carter Handicap

Frosted colt makes successful trip to the Big Apple

Post Time made his first trip to New York a winning one when he rallied from far back to capture the G2 Carter Handicap by a neck on Saturday, 6 April.

The four-year-old Frosted colt entered the Carter boasting a three-race winning streak (all in Stakes), most recently having taken the G3 General George at Laurel in February.

A compact field of four went into the starting gate for the Carter, with Post Time going off as the favorite. At the start, it was Super Chow that went to the front to set the pace, leading the field through tepid fractions of :24.38 and :48.18 through the first half-mile while maintaining a two-length lead. Jockey Sheldon Russell bided his time aboard Post Time, content let the colt race in last, only about four lengths off the lead.

Super Chow continued to cling to the lead entering the stretch, but he suddenly faced two challengers - Castle Chaos (by Palace Malice), who was charging along the inside rail and Post Time, who was in full flight out near the center of the course. Super Chow ran out of gas and faded, and it quickly came down to Post Time and Castle Chaos, with Post Time getting the better of that rival to earn a neck victory.

Bred in Maryland by Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman, Dr. Brooke Bowman and Milton P. Higgins III, Post Time is out of the mare Vielsalm, a Stakes-winning daughter of Fairbanks. Vielsalm is a full sister to Stakes-placed Open the Bank, and hails from the family of G1 winners Rose’s Cantina and Fancy Naskra.

Frosted is off to a hot start in 2024, with four Stakes winners to his credit so far. In addition to Post Time, the stallion is represented by Frost At Dawn, winner of the G3 Nad Al Sheba Turf Sprint, Security Code, winner of the Broadway Stakes and Icicles, winner of the Likely Exchange Stakes.

Frosted is standing the 2024 breeding season at Jonabell Farm for $10,000, stands and nurses.