How to bet the 2022 Frizette Stakes

October 2nd, 2022

Seven two-year-old fillies entered the $400,000 Frizette S. (G1) over a mile on the dirt at Aqueduct on Sunday. The Breeders’ Cup qualifying affair attracted some dynamic youngsters that appear to have very high ceilings.

#4 Chocolate Gelato (9-5) was ultra-impressive in her maiden romp at second calling for Todd Pletcher and looms large in the tilt. The Repole colorbearer burned a lot of money on debut when finishing third as the 1-2 favorite at the Spa, but she showed marked improvement with one under her belt, streaking home by 8 1/2 lengths and registering a 102 Brisnet Speed number in the process.

The $475,000 daughter of Practical Joke comes in fresh while sporting five morning drills in advance of Sunday, and I expect her to be in the mix from the start of the affair with regular pilot Irad Ortiz Jr. taking the reins once again.

#6 The Great Maybe (7-2) overcame a tardy start when breaking from the rail on debut to win in going-away fashion, and the $425,000 daughter of Upstart has come back with a trio of very good morning drills in the interim, led by a bullet half-mile at Keeneland most recently. Conditioned by Cherie DeVaux, the February foal looked like a filly who would be able to negotiate the one-turn mile with relative ease in her first offering, The dark bay will be forwardly placed from the opening bell under the guidance of Javier Castellano.

#2 American Rockette (6-1) was a first-out winner at Saratoga prior to rallying from well back to be fourth in the recent Spinaway S. (G1). Trained by Bill Mott, the daughter of American Pharoah will need to overcome her gate issues to be considered a win threat, in my opinion, but I envision her passing runners in the stretch and gaining a share late to pick up a Grade 1-placing on Sunday. The April foal will have Junior Alvarado in the stirrups.

Frizette Wagers

  • $30 win #4 Chocolate Gelato ($30)
  • $3 superfecta 4 with 2,6 with 2,6 with all ($24)