IMG_1052-cropWhitebeam © Mathea KelleyUSA

US Group success for Whitebeam

Four-year-old filly Whitebeam kicked on well to claim the Gr.3 Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, on only her second start for US trainer Chad Brown.

Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 21st May 2023:

Whitebeam, a three-time winner in the UK for Harry and Roger Charlton during her three-year-old season, kicked off her US campaign for Chad Brown with a close second-place finish in Aqueduct's Plenty of Grace Stakes last time out (16th April).

Favoured to go one better here, Whitebeam broke well from her rail draw and was hard held in second rounding the clubhouse turn. Traveling kindly in an inside third, the gray was tipped out and split rivals while three deep into the stretch and kicked on nicely from there for a career high.

"She's trained super since she came in to me over the winter from Juddmonte," Brown said. "I was actually very surprised she got beat the last time. She had an outside post in a short field and she kind of got jammed up off a slow pace, wide, pulling the whole way and just missed. She came out of that and trained brilliantly. I think getting on the faster, firmer turf is really going to be beneficial for her. She just loved it out there today."