Three Chimney’s homebred Twenty Carat turned in an impressive performance in Friday’s $150,000 Beaumont S. (G3) at Keeneland, winning by just under two lengths in the stakes debut for the 3-year-old filly.
Twenty Carat was ridden very confidently by Luis Saez from the outset of the “about” seven-furlong contest. Widest of all in the gate in the field of seven, Twenty Carat pressed the pace set by My Girl Red down the length of the backstretch. After the field passed the three furlong marker, Twenty Carat made a quick move to take the lead and never looked back, easily besting Slumber Party to finish the distance is a very solid 1:26.04 on a fast track.
“She’s always been a lovely filly, done everything right. I’m very thankful that Mr. Torrealba and his team (at Three Chimneys),” said winning trainer Wesley Ward. “I think this filly has a big future, and we’re looking forward to it.”
Twenty Carat has crossed the wire first in all three of her starts to date, but was disqualified to second in her debut. Her earnings now stand at $115,600.
Twenty Carat’s dam Secret Jewel, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) winner Shared Account, is also the dam of a 2-year-old colt by Three Chimneys’Gun Runner and yearling colt by the Horse of the Year.