04/15/2015 11:26AM

Kentucky Derby pedigree profiles: Frosted

Barbara D. Livingston
Wood Memorial winner Frosted will attempt to become the first Kentucky Derby winner for reigning leading sire Tapit.

Colt, by Tapit – Fast Cookie, by Deputy Minister
(Bred in Kentucky by Darley

Fresh off a record-setting season, leading sire Tapit will look to add another feather in his cap with his first Kentucky Derby winner, and he has a strong shot to do so in Wood Memorial winner Frosted. The Godolphin color-bearer has classic influences on both sides of the family that place him in good stead moving forward.

Frosted is out of the versatile Fast Cookie, a Deputy Minister mare who won on turf and dirt and at sprint and route distances, highlighted by a win in the Grade 2 Cotillion Handicap. The mare is the dam of three winners from as many starters, including sprint winner Macaroon, a full sibling to Frosted, and the Unbridled’s Song filly With Sugar On Top, a winner routing on turf.

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Second dam Fleet Lady, from the extended family of Italian Oaks winner and champion Carnauba, was a stakes winner at sprint and route distances, highlighted by the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. In addition to Fast Cookie, her stakes winners include champion juvenile Midshipman.

The notable winners as a broodmare sire for Deputy Minister include classic winners and champions Curlin and Rags to Riches.

Tapit, a son of Pulpit, captured the Wood Memorial during his own racing career before launching his stud career at Gainesway. The stallion established a single-season record for progeny earnings last year, fueled by runners such as Tonalist, who captured the Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup, and Eclipse Award winner Untapable, who won the Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup Distaff.