Flashy Margaritta made every pole a winning one to capture Saturday’s $125,000 Frost King Stakes, at Woodbine.
The bay son of Bold n’ Flashy, bred by trainer Ralph Biamonte and owned by Danny Lococo and Mary Biamonte, notched his third straight score with a relaxed front-running victory engineered by jockey Patrick Husbands.
“I knew if we could get an easy quarter, nobody could beat me coming home,” said Husbands.
Husbands coaxed a :23.38 quarter out of the speedy gelding before sprinting home a 1 1/2-length winner as Flashy Margaritta made his first seven furlong trip a winning one.
Spadina Road closed for place over Iron Wolf. Flashy Margaritta stopped the clock in 1:23.77.
Flashy Margaritta arrived at the Frost King off a pair of impressive front-running scores.
The Bold n’ Flashy-Ritta gelding broke his maiden in a nine-length romp when sprinting five furlongs on August 11, and followed that effort up with a one-length score in the six furlong Bull Page Stakes over Frost King rivals Spin the King and Spadina Road.
The added furlong was expected to make winning the Frost King a more difficult proposition, but Flashy Margaritta, who banked $75,000 in victory, exceeded expectations thanks to a heady ride from Husbands.
“I give all the credit to Patrick,” said Biamonte. “There was a lot of speed in there and I would have expected him to stop but he just kept going.”
Flashy Margaritta returned $5.30, $3.30 and $2.80, pairing with Spadina Road ($4.90, $3.60) for a $28.50 (8-4) exactor. An 8-4-9 (Iron Wolf, $3.80 to show) triactor was worth $53.50. Butilovesyababe completed a $1 Superfecta (8-4-9-5) worth $386.25. Hope for Fame, Figy’s Mobil Pride and Bandamba were scratched.