Frosted Oats breezed five furlongs just as the track opened this morning in company with stablemate Sweetened. Breezing in the cover of darkness on the main track at Belmont Park, the Bill Mott-trained duo stopped the clock in 1:00.82. Assistant trainer Leana Willaford thought this was a solid work by Frosted Oats and said “we’re getting there, we’re close, just not ready yet” when asked when we might see Frosted Oats enter the starting gate again. Leana added that she was pleased with the 3-year-old Frosted filly and said she continues to do everything the right way, just as she did before her injury.
Frosted Oats continued on with her weekly work schedule at Belmont Park and worked a half-mile in 48.78 seconds yesterday morning on the training track.
We will report back later this week with commentary from the Mott barn on how the filly is progressing as she trains for her comeback to the races.
Frosted Oats breezed a half mile in company with stakes-placed gelding Secret Rules during the first set yesterday at Belmont Park. Working on the training track, the Bill Mott-trained duo completed the work in 49.67 seconds. Assistant trainer Leana Willaford said that Frosted Oats continues to show that she is picking it up right where she left off. Leana added that her legs were cold and tight this morning and that we are going to continue moving along with Frosted Oats.
Frosted Oats continues to impress assistant trainer Leana Willaford after another solid work this week. With jockey Jose Lezcano aboard, Frosted Oats breezed a half mile inside of company with Sweetened. The duo stopped the clock in 49.91 seconds, which was a solid time for the 220 recorded half-mile breezes over the training track this morning. Leana said that we still have some time until Frosted Oats gets back to the races, but she wanted to have Lezcano aboard to see how she really felt, which he report back as good. You’ll see from the above video that Frosted Oats looked good in her breeze and was feeling feisty once she returned to her stall.
Frosted Oats breezed a half mile at Belmont Park on Saturday morning. Working in company with Nothingtoseehere, the duo stopped the clock in 48.71 seconds. Trainer Bill Mott said that Frosted Oats has returned to him in great shape and that he is looking forward to the coming months as she gets back to the races. When coming off an injury, Bill said that he is reluctant to put an exact time frame on a return, but anticipates we could possibly see Frosted Oats before Saratoga if she continues to do this well.
We were pleased to see Frosted Oats back on the work tab yesterday at Belmont Park, covering an easy three-eighths in 38.68 seconds on the training track for trainer Bill Mott.
We will issue a workout report after we receive commentary from the barn on details of the work and how she exited the breeze.
Frosted Oats is doing well since shipping back into Bill Mott’s barn at Belmont Park. She is currently galloping with plans for a breeze in the not too distant future. Leana Willaford, Bill’s Belmont-based assistant, said that Frosted Oats is just as willing as when she left, and is happy to see her doing everything well so far.
Please enjoy this photo of Frosted Oats in her stall.
Woodford Thoroughbreds farm trainer John Gleason informed us that Frosted Oats has been responding well lately to her treatments and looks very good physically. Accordingly, John felt that it was a great time for Frosted Oats to head back to trainer Bill Mott. With the Florida winter racing season rapidly coming to a close in the coming weeks and stables moving back up north, Bill Mott thought it would be best for Frosted Oats to ship directly to New York. Leana Willaford, Bill’s Belmont-based assistant, said that other than being tired, Frosted Oats shipped in well today. More to come as Frosted Oats settles in.
As we previously shared in an update, since arriving at Woodford Thoroughbreds, keeping weight on Frosted Oats has been one of farm trainer John Gleason’s goals. After a couple of early breezes at the farm, he decided to back off on the workouts and to continue to administer supplements to Frosted Oats to help her maintain her weight. John is happy to inform us that Frosted Oats has been carrying some more weight and that she may begin breezing again in the next few weeks.
Frosted Oats is currently back to a full training routine including galloping daily at Woodford Thoroughbreds. The 3-year-old Frosted filly had an easy short breeze earlier in the week which farm trainer John Gleason said she handled very nicely. While her training has gone according to plan, John was a touch concerned the filly is a bit light on her weight. Accordingly, he has decided to slow down a bit in her training and put Frosted Oats on a couple of supplements to help the filly gain some healthy weight.