Treasure Beach filly waltzes at Gulfstream
Heading down to the wire, with just 13 days remaining in the race, Treasure Beach has broken the tie atop Florida’s freshman sire list, picking up winner No. 12 via a superior performance by Beach Waltz at Gulfstream Park yesterday. The Kentucky-bred filly owned and bred by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey had finished second in her debut at Churchill Downs on Nov. 15 and was sent off at 5-1 odds for this $48,000 maiden special on the grass. Beach Waltz jumped out to the lead under Luis Saez and was quickly headed by Jasmine’s Gem, with Edgard Zayas aboard. The two fillies battled that way for the entire mile and one-sixteenth, with Beach Waltz never giving in and prevailing at the wire by a head after a furious stretch drive. She earned $25,200 for her game victory and has $30,000 in the bank for her two starts.
Aside from his No. 1 position on the winners’ list, Treasure Beach is also second on the progeny earnings list behind Poseidon’s Warrior, giving Pleasant Acres an excellent chance for a sweep of both titles.