Flying P Stable’s Frosted Grace continued his hot start to the year, winning the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park May 29.
This year the Brereton Jones-bred 7-year-old is 3-2-0 from five starts in 2023 with $374,900 in earnings for trainer Robertino Diodoro. A graduate of Legacy Bloodstock consignment at the 2016 Keeneland November sale, Frosted Grace has now earned $750,702.
Frosted Grace fell behind early under Cristian Torres, settling in seventh. Frosted Grace then steadily closed the gap between him and those ahead of him. Among those was Touchuponastar , who led for most of the race. The latter, who had a six-race win streak snapped in the Steve Sexton Mile, held off challenges from Holden the Lute and Logical Myth but did not have enough left to fend off one last rival.
Going four-wide at the top of the lane, Frosted Grace roared to the front and won by 1 1/2 lengths with a mile on a fast track in 1:37.99.
Frosted Grace, is by the former Airdrie Stud sire Mark Valeski out of the Thunder Gulch mare Class.
“He is a nice horse that keeps getting better and better,” Diodoro said.
edited from www.bloodhorse.com