Godolphin’s Frosted considered for Woodward Stakes although ‘it’s not confirmed yet’
Frosted underwent his first gallop since his victory three weeks ago in the Whitney Stakes, which was his second consecutive Grade 1 win since his fifth place in the World Cup in March.
Frosted went 800 metres in 49 seconds on the all-weather surface at Darley’s lush Greentree Training Centre at Saratoga and galloped out 100 metres in 1m.02s.
Frosted’s future has been kept under wraps by Godolphin for the past three weeks, with owner Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and ruler of Dubai still to decide the next race for the four-year-old son of Tapit. Whether the grey colt returns to Dubai for next season is also still up for discussion.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin revealed that the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes over 1800 metres on September 3 is being seriously considered, a race for which Dubai World Cup second Mubtaahij, who is also trained by McLaughlin, could also be aimed at.
“It’s not confirmed yet,” McLaughlin said late on Thursday. “Jimmy Bell [Godolphin’s North American representative] has sent word to John Ferguson [Godolphin chief executive and racing manager] who is in turn talking to Sheikh Mohammed about the Woodward. We’re not confirmed yet. That’s what we’re looking at. He’s ready if that’s what they choose.”
“He’s doing great. He hasn’t changed at all. He came out of his race huge. No issues, so all is well.”
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Published: August 26, 2016 04:00 AM