Frosted Will Breeze on Wednesday; Breeders’ Cup Decision to Follow

Frosted Will Breeze on Wednesday; Breeders’ Cup Decision to Follow

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NYRA Press Release: Godolphin Racing’s Frosted is scheduled to breeze Wednesday at Greentree Training Center as he prepares for the Breeders’ Cup, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said on Sunday morning. He said there has not been a decision made on if he will run in the Grade 1, $6 million Classic on November 5 or the Grade 1, $1 million Las Vegas Dirt Mile on November 4 at Santa Anita.

“He’ll work Wednesday and we’ll probably announce it right after, just to make sure all is well,” McLaughlin said. “He’s scheduled to fly to California on the 23rd. We want to go before it gets too cold. There’s a great flight going nonstop out of Newburgh.”

Frosted has a pair of Grade 1 victories this year to his credit, capturing the Whitney on August 6 at Saratoga Race Course and a 14 ¼-length victory in the Metropolitan Handicap win on June 11 at Belmont.

Sentiero Italia remains a possibility for the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. McLaughlin said she could also work on Wednesday, and if she is entered in the race, will fly out with Frosted.

The 4-year-old Medaglia d’Oro bay filly was the runner-up on the Grade 1 Flower Bowl on October 8 and started in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, finishing fourth.

Also a possibility to be on the same flight is Tamarkuz, who is scheduled to work Wednesday in preparation for the Dirt Mile. The Shadwell Stable’s 6-year-old was the runner-up in the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap on October 8 and will be seeking his first career victory in North America after winning seven of his first 13 career races overseas.

Lady Shipman, who is already out in California, is a possibility to run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, where she was the runner-up last year, said McLaughlin.

On Thursday, Stonestreet Stables announced that Cavorting has been retired from racing. The three-time Grade 1 winner was diagnosed with minor bone bruising and will now join Stonestreet’s broodmare band in 2017.

The 4-year-old bay filly ended her career with three consecutive wins, including a half-length score in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on August 27 at Saratoga. Cavorting also won the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on June 11 and won the 2015 Grade 1 Frizette at Belmont. She earned $2.063 million in going 8-1-1 in 13 career starts. Cavorting will stay in McLaughlin’s stables until leaving for Kentucky on Tuesday.

“It was a real pleasure to train her,” McLaughlin said. “She might be the most accomplished filly I ever trained and one of the best. She was a star of a filly and it was great to work with the Stonestreet people with her. We’ll miss her. Hopefully she’ll be a great broodmare.”

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