Glacial (by Frosted) won his debut on Saturday by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs
Trainer Norm Casse’s promising 2-year-old maiden winners Glacial and Ontheonesandtwos are both targeting the Grade 3, $150,000 Bashford Manor and $150,000 Debutante, respectively, following their impressive debut victories at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
“Both horses have really touted themselves in the morning so we were expecting them to run well in their debuts,” Casse said. “After winning the way they did, I think it’s reasonable to point them to the stakes races at the end of the meet.”
Glacial, a 2-year-old colt by Frosted who is owned by Robert Masterson, cruised to a rail-skimming 2 ½-length win Saturday in a $100,000 maiden special weight contest. Casse and Masterson have a long relationship outside of Glacial. Masterson campaigned two-time champion grass mare Tepin while Casse was the assistant to his father, Mark.
Tepin was purchased as a yearling by Masterson for $140,000 at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton August Sale with the help of bloodstock agent Deuce Greathouse.
Fast forward nine years, Greathouse was the agent who purchased Masterson’s colt Glacial for $140,000 at the 2021 OBS March Sale and is the co-owner, along with Cindy Hutson, of 1 ¾-length debut winner Ontheonesandtwos.
Ontheonesandtwos, a chestnut filly by Jimmy Creed, bested five rivals in a $100,000 maiden special weight event on May 13.
“(Masterson and Greathouse) have supported me from the beginning,” Casse said. “We had a great relationship when I was the assistant to my dad. It’s very special to now have two very quality 2-year-olds for them.”
The Bashford Manor and Debutante are two of seven stakes events on the undercard of the $600,000 Stephen Foster (GII). Nominations for all seven races close Saturday, June 12.
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