08/23/2007 12:00AM

Increased distance suits 'Frosty Girl'


A little added ground could mean a lot to Carl's Frosty Girl on Saturday, when she moves from six furlongs to 6 1/2 for the featured ninth race at Louisiana Downs. The $35,000 optional claimer for fillies and mares drew a field of nine, including win machine Harley Girl.

Carl's Frosty Girl comes into the race off a fourth-place finish in the $100,000 Victoria for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares on July 21. She rallied from next to last in the six-furlong race. One start earlier, Carl's Frosty Girl defeated open company in a $35,000 optional claimer over seven furlongs.

The added distance she picks up Saturday will be a benefit, according to Patrick Mouton, who trains Carl's Frosty Girl for Stanley Seelig.

"I wish it was seven furlongs, but six and a half will suit her better than six," he said, noting the filly has never lost in a seven-furlong race run around one turn. "She should run good."

Carl's Frosty Girl will break from post 4 under regular rider E.J. Perrodin. Mouton looks for her to race about four of five lengths off the pace early, then make her run. Carl's Frosty Girl has a strong 4-for-7 record at Louisiana Downs.

Harley Girl will be seeking her fourth win from six starts this year. She is turning back in distance off a neck win in a one-mile starter allowance at Lone Star Park July 22. Trainer Brent Kennedy has given the mount to Amanda Crandall.