Virginia Kraft Payson's multiple graded stakes-winning homebred Rutherienne looks to bounce back from a three-month layoff, as the Pulpit filly headlines a full field of 12 in the $100,000 Frances A. Genter Stakes (gr. IIIT) Dec. 29 at Calder Race Course.
- Dark Bay or Brown Filly
- Born 2004
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||William I. Mott|
|Breeder||Swettenham Stud & Ben Sangster|
|Pitamakan View Five-Cross Pedigree||Danzig||Northern Dancer|
|Pas de Nom|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Dinwiddie Farm||Eaton Sales, agent||$400,000|
Bel Air Beauty had not won in more than a year. As it turned out, all the 3-year-old filly needed was a return trip to Keeneland to earn her second career victory. Receiving a patient stalking trip from jockey Mark Guidry, Bel Air Beauty hung five-wide throughout the backstretch, followed the leaders, and then made a decisive move in the stretch en route to a two-length victory in the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 19 on the Keeneland turf.