Kentucky Derby Contenders - Day 7: #24 Frosted

Contributed By Post Time Pete
Posted on 4/7/15 8:00 AM
Frosted (Photo by NYRA / AP) Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin Godolphin Racing LLC Silks
Jockey: Joel Rosario*
Owner: Godolphin Racing LLC
Breeder: Darley
Earnings: $176,200*
Points: 13*
Next Race: Kentucky Derby
* Current as of April 1, 2015

Frosted is a Tapit and Fast Cookie colt trained by Kiaran McLaughlin. He placed in both the G2 Remsen and G2 Holy Bull and followed those races with a 4th place finish in the G2 Fountain of Youth. However, it was his dominant win in the Wood Memorial that makes this horse a serious Derby contender.

"This has been a top, special project for my team, my brother (assistant Neal McLaughlin), the grooms, etc.," McLaughlin said. "We know he has a ton of ability and the last race really made us scratch our heads, asking 'why?' He would go to the lead and throw his head up and stop. We did everything we could to change everything we possibly could that we thought went wrong, including the jockey just because we were changing everything.

"It all worked out and it's just a special win for our team and Godolphin because he's a homebred and it enhances his resume by winning a race like the Wood."

His 100 point win surges him in the point standing making him a lock to qualify for the Run for the Roses. Frosted beat out some solid competition in the Wood Memorial and will definitely be on our short list for the first Saturday in May.

Click here to preview yesterday's breakdown of #25 on the Kentucky Derby contenders list, Classy Class.

Check back tomorrow when we preview #23 on our list, Mr Z.

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