Picks and Ponderings: 2018 Beaumont Stakes Preview

Though the three-year-old trails visit AqueductKeeneland, and Santa Anitaon Saturday, make sure to save some energy for Sunday’s action, as well.  The Grade 3 Beaumont Stakes is the second of two Oaks preps to be run opening weekend at Keeneland.  Unlike Saturday’s Ashland, and other recent preps, it does not offer enough points to get its winner into the big race — but for horses on the bubble, the 10-4-2-1 points allocated to the top four finishers would theoretically be enough to get a horse on the bubble into the gate.  “Theoretically” is the key word, however, as this year’s field of nine in the Beaumont lacks Oaks prospects, but features a mix of sprinters and horses who took a long winter layoff and make their seasonal bow here.

Head over to Picks and Ponderings, read my preview of Sunday’s Beaumont Stakes, and let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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