Frosted, Keen Ice Breeze for Belmont Stakes

Frosted, Keen Ice Breeze for Belmont Stakes

Frosted and Keen Ice, a pair of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starters that are targeting the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, turned in workouts this morning in preparation for the third jewel of the Triple Crown.

Frosted, who rallied from behind to finish fourth in the Derby, worked a half-mile in :47.64 at Belmont Park. His breeze was the fastest of thirty-one morning workouts at that distance. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin and owned by Godolphin Racing, Frosted is not yet a definite starter for the Belmont Stakes, but today’s workout suggests that the colt has emerged from the Derby in very good shape could be a major contender in the Belmont.

At Churchill Downs, Derby seventh-place finisher Keen Ice breezed five furlongs in 1:01 4/5. The son of Curlin is conditioned by Dale Romans, who trained First Dude to a third-place finish in the 2010 Belmont Stakes. Owned by Donegal Racing, Keen Ice will likely be a longshot in the Belmont, but has a strong pedigree for the twelve-furlong distance and could be an overlooked contender.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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