Green Lantern Stables’ homebred Frostmourne demonstrated a stunning turn of foot to win Saturday’s G2 Penn Mile by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown covered a mile on Penn National’s firm turf in 1:35.04 for trainer Christophe Clement, earning his first graded stakes victory.
Time to Travel took the lead out of the gate over Cistron, with Mo Maverick traveling in third through early fractions of 23.00 and 47.53. Frostmourne was back in fifth early on while three paths off the rail, then rallied around the outside four-wide turning for home. Cistron made a game effort to hold the lead, but a sudden turn of foot from Frostmourne carried him straight to the front of the field, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths in front of favorite Big Score. Cistron had to settle for third.
Bred in Kentucky by his owner, Frostmourne is out of a daughter of Theatrical. He was a $ 375,000 buy-back at the Keeneland September sale, then scored in his very first start in September of his juvenile season. He was fourth next out in the G3 Pilgrim, then won the listed Awad Stakes at Belmont before he was given the winter off. Frostmourne began his 2017 season with a good second in the listed Woodhaven Stakes, and the Penn Mile is his first graded stakes victory. Overall, the colt boasts three wins from five starts, with earnings of over $ 417,000.
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