First winner for Beautyinthepulpit

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Straight Skinny, victorious in the second race Sunday at Belmont Park, gives second-crop sire Beautyinthepulpit his first winner. NYRA Photo.

By Tom Law

New York-based sire Beautyinthepulpit was represented by his first winner Sunday at Belmont Park when Straight Skinny rolled to a 3 3/4-length victory.

Beautyinthepulpit, a multiple stakes-placed winner and earner of $410,627, stands for a private fee at Buckridge Farm in Kinderhook. Straight Skinny is one of five starters for the 13-year-old son of Pulpit, who won eight of 31 starts with eight placings during his career highlighted by a debut victory at Saratoga, a second in the Alex M. Robb and thirds in the Empire Classic Handicap and Richard W. Small Stakes against open company.

Straight Skinny, 3-year-old gelding out of the Straight Line mare Tummy Tuck and a member of Beautyinthepulpit’s first crop won in his fifth start for owner Walter Downey and trainer Mark Hennig. Bred by Tea Party Stable and Michael Slezak, Straight Skinny was foaled at Buckridge Farm.

Bred by Albert Fried Jr., Beautyinthepulpit won his debut by 8 1/2 lengths for his breeder and trainer Bruce Brown in July 2011 at Saratoga. He later won a pair of allowance races that fall at Belmont Park, along with another on New Year’s Day at Aqueduct. Beautyinthepulpit raced from 3 to 8 and placed in four stakes during his career.

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