Beau Recall Circles Field In Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Slam Dunk Racing and Medallion Racing’s Beau Recall rocketed from last to first to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile by 1 1/4 lengths, further validating her owners’ decision not to sell when the mare did not meet her reserve at the 2019 Keeneland January sale. Bidding stopped at $385,000 that day, but the 5-year-old daughter of Sir Prancealot has run a second and two wins in her three starts since, earning $300,000 and looking sharp in her second graded stakes triumph.

On the Kentucky Derby undercard, the Brad Cox-trained Beau Recall was sent off at 10-1 odds in the field of 10 older fillies and mares. She and Irad Ortiz waited patiently at the rear of the field and came flying late to nail Got Stormy just before the wire, completing a mile over the firm turf in 1:37.12. Daddy is a Legend just held third over Environs.

“She got class relief this winter at the Fair Grounds,” Cox explained. “It picked her head back up and she has figured out how to win again. I think ultimately that’s what got her going in the right direction again. She did move forward when she got up here after the Fairgrounds and she showed it today.”

Take These Chains strode out for the early lead around the clubhouse turn but stayed several paths off the inside rail, allowing both Capla Temptress and Valedictorian to come up the inside and take over after a first quarter in :23.82. Capla Temptress was about a half-length ahead down the remainder of the backstretch, with Proctor’s Ledge and Got Stormy chasing the leading trio through a half in :48.28.

Irad Ortiz gives Beau Recall a pat after her Churchill Distaff Turf Mile victory

Meanwhile, Beau Recall was totally relaxed at the rear of the field. Turning for home, Ortiz waited as long as he could before tipping her out, and set her to running at about the three-sixteenths pole. Got Stormy had shaken clear of the field mid-way through the stretch, but Beau Recall ran everyone down and hit the wire 1 1/4 lengths the best. Got Stormy had to settle for second, while Daddy is a Legend finished a head in front of Environs for third.

“I had a perfect trip,” Ortiz said. “She doesn’t have too much speed so she was in the back and was relaxed. When I asked her to run, she was there for me. She was comfortable the whole way.”

Bred in Ireland by Tom Wallace, Beau Recall was a $19,025 yearling at Tattersalls. She broke her maiden as a juvenile at Tipperary, then started her U.S.-racing career in Southern California under the tutelage of Simon Callaghan at the start of her sophomore season. She earned three graded stakes placings in 2017, finally graduating in the 2018 G2 Royal Heroine. She was transferred to Brad Cox at the end of 2018, and has not finished worse than second since. Overall, the mare’s record stands at six wins and five seconds from 22 starts for earnings of over $700,000.

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