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Frostmourne Cruises in G3 Kent

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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.

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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 LunaireZinger, 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.

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