Frolic Flies To Inglis Classic Victory

The Blue Sky Bloodstock purchased FROLIC was successful in Monday's $250,000 Restricted Listed Inglis Classic (1200m) at Randwick, as trainer Michael Freedman produced another potential top-line juvenile.

Frolic, a daughter of Husson out of the stakes-winning Redoute's Choice Leveller, produced a stunning turn of foot to score a memorable win in the Inglis Classic, and Freedman now has his eyes on The Championships.

Frolic was purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock for $100,000 from last year’s Inglis Classic Yearling Sale from the Vinery draft.

She races for the Kelly family of Newhaven Park’s Suffolk Vale & Co partnership, managed by Tom Kelly and races in the silks more recent seen worn by Group 1 Coolmore Classic winner Peeping.

From the outside gate of 14 today jockey Tommy Berry took Frolic back to last before coming the widest in the Randwick straight with a sizzling burst of speed to run down the opposition.

Frolic defeated race favourite Sweet Deal – a daughter of Vinery’s Casino Prince – while Lets Get Nauti Gal (Harbour Watch x Zecchino) finished third.

Vinery’s Conor Phelan described Frolic as “the epitome of the Classic Sale’’.

“She’s a really good type from a solid family and an affordable proven stallion,’’ Phelan said.

“She was well found by many at the sale last year but congratulations to Blue Sky and the Kellys on securing her.

“The sale last year was a great result for the breeders Marc and Cherilyn Lowe and Frolic provides another Stakes win for Husson, who has been such a great money spinner for trainers, syndicators and speculators over the years.

Winning trainer Michael Freedman has his eyes on Group 1 success with Frolic following today's devastating win.

“Hopefully she can press on deeper into the autumn from here but we’ll just see how she comes through today,’’ he said.

“I think ultimately she will be better at 1400m to a mile, but there might be some nice races for her over The Championships.’’