WILMINGTON, DE – Green Lantern Stables LLC’s homebred Frostmourne left no doubt who was the best runner, easily winning Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park.
Under jockey Joel Rosario, 6 seemed to be Frostmourne’s magic number on the day, defeating the field of 6 entrants by 6 lengths in his 6th career start.
The Christophe Clement-trained 3-year-old broke well from the and locked in along the rail behind The Tortoise, who led the field through fractions of :24.90, :48.43, and 1:12.86. Entering the far turn, what was once a 7-length lead for The Tortoise had evaporated, as Frostmourne, Master Plan, and Adonis Creed came alongside.
Off the turn, Frostmourne and Adonis Creed split the leader, with Rosario’s colt breaking away under a vigorous hand ride. Master Plan outlasted Adonis Creed by 1 3/4 lengths, with Lunaire, Zinger, and The Tortoise completing the order of finish. Hot and Heavy was scratched.
“He settled down nicely,” said Rosario. “The horse pulled away a little bit, but I took my time and I got into his stride. He relaxed, and when I asked, he responded.”
It was Clement’s second stakes win on the day, following Disco Partner’s win in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple at Belmont Park. With the winner’s share of $120,000, Frostmourne increased his career earnings to $537,800 with a record of 6-4-1-0.
Frostmourne returned $3, $2.20, and $2.10. Master Plan brought back $3.20 and $2.10, while Adonis Creed paid $2.80 to show.