Zillah Reddam’s Renee’s Titan, winner of the Santa
Ynez Stakes (G2) in which she defeated Eclipse Award winner Beholder,
tops a field of 11 three-year-old fillies entered Thursday for Sunday’s 28th running of the $150,000 Beaumont Presented by Keeneland
Select Stakes (G2) to be contested over the Beard Course of seven
furlongs, 184 feet.
The Beaumont, which carries 34 qualifying points to the $1 million
Kentucky Oaks (G1) with 20 going to the winner, will go as the eighth
race on Sunday’s nine-race program with a 4:42 p.m. (ET) post time.
First post time Sunday is 1:05 p.m.
Trained by Doug O’Neill, Renee’s Titan will break from post position 11 and be ridden by Mario Gutierrez.
Other top contenders for the Beaumont include Swift Thoroughbreds, Vintage Thoroughbreds and Michael Kisber’s Premier Steps (IRE) and Columbine Stable’s Magical Moon.
Trained by Chad Brown and to be ridden by Javier Castellano, Premier
Steps was group stakes-placed last year in Europe and in her lone start
of 2013 won the Sweetest Chant at Gulfstream Park. Premier Steps will
break from post position two.
Magical Moon finished third in last fall’s Darley Alcibiades Stakes
(G1) in her lone start over Keeneland’s main track. Trained by Al Stall
Jr., Magical Moon will break from post position six and be ridden by
The field for the Beaumont, from the rail out, is as follows: Cash Is Queen (Robby Albarado, 118 pounds), Premier Steps (IRE) (Castellano, 118), My Special J’s (Shaun Bridgmohan, 120), Judy In Disguise (GB) (Mike Smith, 118), Lady Banks (Joe Rocco Jr., 118), Magical Moon (Napravnik, 118), Irish Presence (Gary Stevens, 118), Allaboutcaroline (Julien Leparoux, 118), Fearless Jacq (IRE) (Alan Garcia, 118), Ciao Bella Luna (Joel Rosario, 118) and Renee’s Titan (Gutierrez, 120).