Frosted Gets Second Saturday Winner at Belmont


Likeable | Coglianese

6th-Belmont, $61,110, Msw, 9-19, 2yo, 1m, 1:37.56, ft.
LIKEABLE (c, 2, Frosted#tot">Frosted–Dashing Debby {SW}, by Medaglia d'Oro) endured a fairly eventful trip in his rained-off Saratoga debut Aug. 22, racing wide on the turn and striking final-furlong interference before just missing by a head. Stretching out to a mile and remaining on the dirt for this second try, the $350,000 yearling was the 23-10 second choice to odds-on Engrave (Flatter) and jumped well to head them off out of the chute. Always going better than the chalk, Likeable began to widen on the turn, took a commanding advantage into the lane and drew well clear while racing on his incorrect lead for the length of the stretch. Likeable, the sixth winner for his freshman sire (by Tapit) and second on the afternoon, had 8 1/4 lengths on first-timer Rational Choice (Candy Ride {Arg}), while Engrave faded to third. The winner is a half to Bronze Star (Tapit), MSW, $195,555; Dawn the Destroyer (Speightstown), SW & MGISP, $556,405; and a yearling colt by Speightstown that was acquired by Shadwell for $800,000 at Keeneland September earlier this week. Dashing Debby, one of 11 stakes winners from the second crop of Medaglia d'Oro, foaled a Curlin colt this year and was bred back to Quality Road. Sales history: $350,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $49,050. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable & Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher.

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