Wednesday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Beaugay Stakes, is the featured race on opening-day for the 25 day Belmont Park meet.
Race 9. Beaugay Stakes (G3). For fillies and mares four-year-old and up at 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Purse $100,000.
|1||Rushing Fall||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||6/5|
|2||Fifty Five||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown||5/1|
|3||Got Stormy||Tyler Gaffalione||Mark Casse||7/5|
|4||Call Me Love||Junior Alvarado||Christophe Clement||12/1|
|5||Passing Out||Jose Ortiz||Shug McGaughey||15/1|
|6||Xenobia||Manuel Franco||Jonathan Thomas||10/1|
Passing Out likes to rally the back of the field and finding tired horses down the lane. She performed her rally run to win a first-level allowance at Saratoga. In April, she game from 11 lengths back to win an allowance by seven at Tampa Bay Downs. She appears to have a chance of being in the top three.
Rushing Fall has captured seven graded stakes, including four G1’s. Her last victory came in the Grade 1 in June at Belmont. Since then, she has recorded a second in the G1 Diana at Saratoga and placed – fourth in the G1 First Lady last October at Keeneland. This is her first race after an extended layoff. She is the class of the field and likes the distance, 3: 2-1-0.
Fifty Five has finished in the top three in 20 of her 22 starts. She has dominated the New York-bred female turf division and won a G3 stakes. She is 7 for 11 at Belmont. She is making her seasonal debut.
Got Stormy won the 2019 G1 Fourstardave at Saratoga against males and the G1 Matriarch at Del Mar. She is 0 for 2 this year. She finished fourth in the Endeavour Stakes at Tampa in February. She finished second in the Frank Kilroe against males in March at Santa Anita. She likes the mile distance and 0 for 4 at 1 1/16 miles.
Xenobia should be near the front if not the pace setter. She set the pace last year in the G3 Athenia, same distance as the Beaugay.
Call Me Love is a multiple group stakes winner in Italy. She is making her debut in the US.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Rushing Fall
- Fifty Five
- Passing Out