At Bendigo on Sunday 12 February, Frost Yourself was set for her first-up run this preparation following two very good jump outs. Bendigo was the scene of her maiden win early in her three-year-old season. She again showed a liking for the track and scored a comfortable win in good style.
Since she started training, Frost Yourself has always shown above average ability. She debuted in the Spring of her three-year-old season with a third placing and backed that up with a win at Bendigo. That effort was strong and she showed a lovely turn of foot, so it prompted Nigel to test her in stakes company at Flemington.
It was a little too soon for her in hindsight, facing the likes of Espiona, but she rested up for a return to racing in 2022.
Unfortunately Frost Yourself couldn’t quite find her best form in 2022. She struggled on the synthetic surface at Ballarat on day, coughing and clearly not happy with the kick back. Nigel knew she was capable of a great deal better. With the patience of owners, Nigel gave her another spell and plenty of time to fill out and develop over the Spring of 2022.
That decision seems to have paid off for her connections. They are all long-time clients of the stable who came together to purchase Frost Yourself at the 2020 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale for only $30,000.
She performed well in two jump outs at Ballarat in January so Nigel patiently searched for a suitable race to ensure Frost Yourself finds her winning form. Bendigo was the best choice and she produced a good performance.
Alana Kelly reported that Frost Yourself travelled comfortably the whole race, albeit a pair further back and wider in the field that she expected. In this grade, Frost Yourself showed a powerful sprint rounding the home turn which took Alana by surprise – a good surprise. Hitting the lead early in the straight, Frost Yourself fought on well to score a strong win.
By Darley’s Frosted, a US stallion by Tapit, Frost Yourself is from the family of Group 1 VRC Oaks winner BULLA BORGHESE, BOUND FOR EARTH (3rd G1 ATC Flight Stakes) and LIZARD ISLAND (2nd G1 Caulfield Guineas). In fact, her page is littered with black type winners.
A striking grey mare, Frost Yourself has developed into a lovely athlete. She still has more to come as she matures. She could be in for a very successful 2023 for her owners.
Wondering how Frost Yourself got her name?
“Frost Yourself” was the marketing slogan in the movie “How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days”, thought up by Matthew McConaughey’s character. A few fans of the movie in the ownership group!