AWESOME GEM SET TO RUN IN SIR BEAUFORT (G3)
Awesome Gem is set to make his stakes debut in the $100,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes(G3) on December 26th at Santa Anita. The race drew a full field, but we have drawn well in the inside half of the gate. We were able to secure the services of Tyler Baze for the race when his mount, and one of the likely favorites, was not entered. This is a monster step up in class for Awesome Gem. There are a few graded stakes winners in the field and a bunch of other horses with some black type on their card. Craig really wanted Awesome Gem to get into this spot. He thinks two turns makes this horse so much better, and the more experience we can get in that arena the better. Awesome Gem's ultimate future might be on the dirt, but Craig thinks Awesome Gem is versatile enough to run a bang up race on the turf. He should be very competitive with this tough field.