US G3 Winner for Mastercraftsman
German bred mare A Raving Beauty (5m Mastercraftsman x Anabasis, by High Chaparral) scored a career best win when taking out the $200,000 Grade III Beaugay Stakes at Belmont on Saturday.
A two time stakes-winner in Germany and Grade I placed, A Raving Beauty was making her US debut for new owners Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables and her first start since last October.
Now trained by Chad Brown, she charged to the line to score a dominant three length win in the 1 and 1/16th mile feature on turf.
“She broke a lot better than I thought she would,” admitted winning trainer Chad Brown. “She’s been training extremely well, and was a lot more forwardly placed than I anticipated. I thought Irad [Ortiz, Jr.] did a really good job to cover up. He had a choice there at the first eighth to maybe put her outside the other speed horse to see if he could settle her that way or cover up, but I think if he chose to put her outside she might have run off, so I think he really won the race by choosing to cover up and then she did settle down.”
A Raving Beauty was purchased by Mandore International Agency for 225,000 at last year’s Arqana December Mixed Sale and is looking like a great purchase for here new owners!