Above: Travel Column winning the G2 TwinSpires Fair Grounds Oaks

Frosted’s (USA) Travel Column (USA) added a second Grade 2 win to her resume on Saturday when romping home in the G2 TwinSpires Fair Grounds Oaks. Racing over 1700 metres, Travel Column broke strongly from the widest barrier and immediately angled toward the fence where she positioned herself in second. As they swung into the stretch, Travel Column stuck her head in front and she pulled away from there to win by 2.75l with rival Clairiere (USA) (Curlin {USA}) finishing second after beating her last out.

A leading G1 Kentucky Oaks contender for Frosted, Travel Column was an US$850,000 (AU$1.098 million) yearling purchase by Larry Best’s OXO Equine. Grade 1-placed at two as well, she is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1-placed Neolithic (USA) (Harlan’s Holiday {USA}) with Australian Group 3 winner Duca Valentinois (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) also in the family.

Also the sire of G1 Golden Slipper entrant Ingratiating, Darley’s Frosted is the sire of eight stakes horses with three coming from his first Australian crop.

Article courtesy of TDN