Major Frontier (2c Air Force Blue x Make Haste, by Tiznow) was an authoritative winner for Air Force Blue in a Maiden Special Weight at Gulfstream Park West on Saturday.
Racing over 7½ furlongs on the turf, Major Frontier handled his debut like a professional from the start. The big colt dropped to the back of the field out of the gate, where he settled on the rail and bided his time. Around the turn, Major Frontier made a sweeping move and was set for a huge run in the stretch. Flying down the center of the track, Major Frontier passed the leaders to win by a length for owner Wimborne Farm.
Trained by Lester Barbazon III, Major Frontier is the 13th winner for European Champion 2-Year-Old Air Force Blue.
The Hinkle Farms-bred colt is one of four winners out of Make Haste, a half-sister to multiple graded stakes placed Mise en Rose and multiple stakes placed Stave, out of Grade II winner Buy The Barrel.
Among the leading first crop sires this year, Air Force Blue is also the sire of the stakes placed Chief Little Hawk.