Frosted was all alone at the finish line in the Wood Memorial (Chelsea Durand/NYRA)
Frosted was all alone at the finish line in the Wood Memorial (Chelsea Durand/NYRA)

Frosted Rallies For Wood Memorial Win

A wide trip by Frosted was not a problem as he drew away in deep stretch to win the Grade 1 Wood Memorial by 2 lengths.

Toasting Master broke best and went to the lead with Daredevil right there a length behind. Tencendur had a good spot in third, Tiz Shea D was fourth, and El Kabeir was near the back in fifth. Frosted was sixth, but three wide on the first turn with Lieutenant Colonel in last, but only 5 lengths off the lead.

Toasting Master continued to lead on the backstretch while Daredevil crept closer and Tencendur still in third. Tiz Shea D was fourth, Lieutenant Colonel made an inside move to move into fifth, Frosted was still in sixth, and El Kabeir was back in last.

Frosted started to make his move on the far turn when he went four wide, but he still had to catch Tencendur who got the first jump on the leader. It took until mid-stretch for Frosted to get the upper hand, but he pulled away to a 2 length win in the end.

Tencendur finished second while El Kabeir came from last to finish third by 5 3/4 lengths. Daredevil finished fourth, Tiz Shea D was fifth, Toasting Master was sixth, and Lieutenant Colonel was seventh.

Frosted is by Tapit out of the Deputy Minister mare Fast Cookie. He was ridden by Joel Rosario and is trained by Kiaran McLaughlin. He paid $6.40 to win, $4.50 to place, and $3.00 to show. He completed the one mile and one eighth in 1:50.31.

Frosted earned 100 points to bring his total up to 113 points. Tencendur earned 40 points for a total of 41 points, El Kabeir earned 20 points for a total of 95, and Daredevil earned 10 points to bring his total to 20. The top two are virtual locks for the Kentucky Derby at this point via the Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard.

The Road to the Kentucky Derby ends next weekend with two races. The Grade 1 Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park and the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes from Keeneland.

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