Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Gio Ponti, the likely favorite for Friday’s Grade 3 Sir Beaufort Stakes at Santa Anita, schooled in the paddock on Tuesday morning.
The 3-year-old son of Tale of the Cat is trained by Christophe Clement for owner Castleton Lyons. Garrett Gomez has the call in the Sir Beaufort. Gio Ponti enters the race with a record of 4 wins from 8 starts, including the Grade 3 Hill Prince Stakes at Belmont and Grade 2 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs, and earnings of $760,800.