Beaumont is Last Stop on KYO Trail

The 19th Running of the G3 Beaumont

Sunday, April 10, 2022

KEE Race #2 18:25 $400.000 

3YO Fillies 120 Lbs 7 Furlongs

KYO Prep Race (10-4-2-1) 

Track Record-1:19.33 (Omni-2005)

Stakes Record-1:21.80 (Dying For Iron-2015)

The big weekend at KEE wraps up with a seven-furlong G3 Beaumont as the $400.000 feature.  Eight 3yo fillies have signed-on for this last stop on the KYO trail as qualifying points will be doled-out on a 10-4-2-1 basis.  Interestingly, Bronze Freak currently ranks 14th on the Big Board but, depending on Saturday’s results, she may need a win to secure her spot if that is the target.  Wood Duck Stables will send three quality individuals to test that one as well as Canadian Flight and Spearmint Rhino.  It’s a worthy G3 field so let’s meet the runners for the Beaumont!

#1 Canadian Flight (Mb Stables/C.J. Hernandez): Rail filly tried to get some traction on the KYO trail but returns to the sprint ranks where she has never finished off of the board.  Sprint form shows that she has options but have to believe she will be forwardly-placed to keep her positioning.  Big barn knows how to get them ready and she feels like a solid prospect at decent odds.

#2 Wicked Ways (TwinTowersRacing/D. Davis): Filly has two wins from nine starts and has never hit the board in four one-turn tries.  Needs to show some dramatic improvement to trouble the best of these but she is drawn well.  Maybe she works out a trip and grabs a slice, but she seems a cut below the best in here.

#3 Derby City Ghost Party (Wood Duck Stables/V. Espinoza): First of three in here for a sharp conditioner.  Lass was claimed out of the maiden-breaker for $50.000 and returned four months later with a sharp N2X score at SA.  Not as seasoned/tested as some of these but she has the talent to compete.  Retains the services of the jock from her latest triumph and seems to be on the improve.

#4 Neigh Kid (La Canada Racehorses/T. Gaffalione): Hammer fell for $70.010 in the December auction and this lass has rewarded the new barn with three straight wins going from the maiden ranks to listed stake winner.  Nothing wrong with that latest work and she seems to be sitting on another big performance.  Win contender.

#5 Jenga (Wood Duck Stables/M. Franco): Filly is 0-3 against graded foes, but this seems like a good spot for her to try to change that narrative.  Obviously quick and talented, she’s been off since mid-February and we may see a different animal in this spot.  Still, feels a cut below her two stablemates and a minor prize appears to be her ceiling.

#6 Bronze Freak (Asgar/E. Jaramillo): Find it extremely interesting that this is where she wound up this weekend.  She has 50 points towards KYO qualification but she will most likely need even more to get into that starting gate, if that is the goal.  She’s a 3x restricted stakes winner and that latest win in SA G3 gave her back-to-back stakes tallies.  She’s the most likely winner, but not the selection.

#7 Coconut Milk (Wood Duck Stables/J.R. Velazquez): Of the three from this barn, this one feels like one most suited for this race.  She’s fast enough to set the tempo and tractable enough to sit just off of a target.  She just missed at this trip last time and gets an upgrade in the pilot department.  Lots to like about this lass in this spot.

#8 Spearmint Rhino (Arindel/T.J. Pereira): Followed up her maiden score by getting her nose down on the wire in SA G2.  Those efforts preceded the February dud when she may have resented being stuck down on the rail.  Doesn’t have that problem out here, but the trip is every bit as tricky.  If we can draw a line through that latest effort, this filly will be right there when the money is on the line.

Final Analysis: 4-7-1 is how we will play this one…..but we will use plenty of combinations on the back-up tickets.  At least six of these could win and it wouldn’t be considered too big of a surprise.  Good luck to all of the connections for the G3 Beaumont

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