In a slight change of plan, Crazy Beautiful will have at least one more start in Phoenix Thoroughbreds colours, with the multiple Graded Stakes winner switching her attention back to the turf.
The daughter of Liam’s Map has not raced on the grass since her winning debut at Ellis Park in July 2020 and will take her place in the Valley View Stakes at Keeneland.
“She broke her maiden on it and there wasn’t another three-year-old filly race around,” trainer Kenny McPeek said of entering Crazy Beautiful in the turf stakes. “She’s continued to thrive and I thought ‘let’s give her another run on it.’ I think it’s all to gain, nothing to lose. It’s a good level for her, Grade Three race, but she’s been a really good filly.”
The filly was last seen putting in a gutsy performance to land the Seneca Over Stakes, adding a fifth Stakes win to her impressive record.
“She’s just been a hard knocker from the get-go,” McPeek added. “She’s just been a real solid filly and continues to be. She’s easy to be around, she loves to work every day, she loves to train, and run.”
Brian Hernandez Jr. will once again be back in the saddle with the pair breaking from post three.