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Beautiful Shot upsets $950,000 colt Nero at Del Mar

 

Last updated 9/1/2017 at Noon

Beautiful Shot, on the rail, beats Nero (No. 2), a colt that cost $950,000, by a nose in the seventh race at Del Mar Aug. 27. Kent Desormeaux guided Beautiful Shot to the come-from-behind victory for his older brother, trainer Keith Desormeaux, who is based at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall. Martin Garcia rode the Bob Baffert-trained Nero. Benoit Photo photos

Beautiful Shot, a 2-year-old colt trained by Keith Desormeaux at the San Luis Rey Training Center in Bonsall, upset trainer Bob Baffert's high-priced colt Nero in the seventh race at Del Mar Aug 27.

Beautiful Shot charged from ninth in a field of 10 and surged along the rail in deep stretch to defeat Nero by a nose in the 5 1/2-furlong maiden dash. Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux, the younger brother of Keith Desoremaux, guided Beautiful Shot to the thrilling victory.

Beautiful Shot, purchased in April for $105,000, and Nero, bought as a yearling for $950,000, were both making their c...



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