Ready to Act takes center stage in Grade 2 Beaumont S.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

More Than Ready's top 3-year-old filly Ready to Act got her first graded stakes victory Sunday in the $200,000 Beaumont (G2) at Keeneland. More Than Ready now has eight stakes winners in 2014, including another stellar sophomore filly in Room Service, who won the Grade 1 Ashland S. April 5 at Keeneland.

Last early on, Ready to Act struck the front at the top of the stretch, then dug in to keep Sweet Whiskey at bay to win by a half-length. She covered the Beard Course of seven furlongs, 184 feet in 1:28.08 over the fast main track.

“She really deserved to win a Grade 2," said winning trainer Chad Brown. "She had a race as a 2-year-old up in Canada (the Grade 2 Natalma S. on Sept. 14 at Woodbine) where she was clearly in front and lost the jock and lost her chance to win. (Jockey) Javier (Castellano) did a great job once again (today)."

Owned by Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence, Ready to Act posted her third victory in six career starts and boost her earnings to $236,651. She won Gulfstream Park's Sweet Chant S. on Jan. 26 for her first stakes win.

A 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate for $200,000, Ready to Act was bred in Kentucky by Fred  Hetrich III. She is the first foal out of the Mizzen Mast mare Always Auditioning, who is a full sister to Grade 1 Hollywood Gold Cup winner Mast Track. 

Brown said he would take Ready to Act to his New York base before deciding where her next start would be.

Visit More Than Ready's Page More Than Ready
“Sparkling” maiden special weight win for Gemologist filly title=
Gemologist

“Sparkling” maiden special weight win for Gemologist filly

Gemsaresparkling bested a field of 3-year-old sprinting fillies on Saturday to earn her diploma in her second career start at Belterra Park...

[read more]

More Than Ready juvenile rolls to Rising Star status title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready juvenile rolls to Rising Star status

Copper Bullet flew through five furlongs in his eight-length maiden special weight victory Thursday at Churchill Downs...

[read more]

Distorted Humor colt brings $850,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic title=
Distorted Humor

Distorted Humor colt brings $850,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

Tuesday was another banner day in the sales ring for Distorted Humor when a colt by the champion sire brought a winning bid of $850,000 ...

[read more]

$270,000 Paynter colt Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic title=
Paynter

$270,000 Paynter colt Tuesday at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic

Paynter's 2-year-olds continue to bring top prices in the sales ring, the latest a $270,000 colt during the second day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale...

[read more]

$290,000 Super Saver filly at Midlantic Sale Day 1 title=
Super Saver

$290,000 Super Saver filly at Midlantic Sale Day 1

A Super Saver filly brought $290,000 during the first day of the May 22-23 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training sale...

[read more]

Beautifully-bred Bodemeister filly scores at Monmouth Park title=
Bodemeister

Beautifully-bred Bodemeister filly scores at Monmouth Park

Waitingforaspark graduated from the maiden ranks in her second lifetime start Sunday at Monmouth Park...

[read more]

American Anthem speeds to victory in Grade 3 Laz Barrera S. title=
Bodemeister

American Anthem speeds to victory in Grade 3 Laz Barrera S.

One week after Always Dreaming captured the Kentucky Derby (G1), Bodemeister chalked up another graded stakes-winning 3-year-old colt when American Anthem won the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera S. (G3)...

[read more]

Speightstown colt towers over rivals in Queenston S. win title=
Speightstown

Speightstown colt towers over rivals in Queenston S. win

Yorkton became Speightstown's 81st lifetime stakes winner on Saturday with an impressive, 3 1/2-length, front-running score in the $125,000 Queenston S. at Woodbine...

[read more]

Bodemeister colt is a “Dream” come true in Kentucky Derby (G1) 143 title=
Bodemeister

Bodemeister colt is a “Dream” come true in Kentucky Derby (G1) 143

Always Dreaming put on a terrific display over a wet race track in Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1), winning the first leg of the Triple Crown by 2 3/4-lengths...

[read more]

Bowies Hero goes last to first in Singletary S. title=
Artie Schiller

Bowies Hero goes last to first in Singletary S.

Bowies Hero overcame a less than ideal start in Saturday's $75,000 Singletary S., but the 3-year-old Artie Schiller colt erased his early deficit with a stirring stretch run...

[read more]