2024 Beaufine Stakes Details

Race 8 at Belmont Racecourse on Saturday 13th July 2024.

The Beaufine Stakes is a Listed race held at Belmont racecourse over 1000 metres. It is for horses two-years-old and upwards and is run under handicap conditions. The total prize money this year is $125,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Beaufine Stakes page.

Beaufine Stakes 2024 Preview

Track: Heavy 8 Weather: Cloudy

There are 11 runners for the Beaufine Stakes this year with two mares, one horse and 8 geldings. There are four 4YOs, two 5YOs, two 6YOs, two 7YOs and one 8YO. Two runners had their last start in a Rtg 72+ over 1000m at Belmont on 6th July (won by Final Siren) while the rest came via different races. Seven runners are resuming from a spell. Last years winner Ghost Who Walks returns to defend his title, as does Nerodio who won this race in 2021 and 2022 and ran 3rd last year. Three runners are sired by Playing God and two by I Am Invincible. Neville Parnham trains 2 runners.

Betting is fairly open. The early favourite is Man Crush who is first-up after 24 weeks. Second favourite is Nerodio who is attempting to make history by winning this race for the third time. Third favourite is Minsk Moment who has had a change of stable and has won 3 trials. Bayezid is a 1000m specialist and goes well here, while last years winner Ghost Who Walks won a recent trial. The other runners are currently $9 or longer.

2024 Beaufine Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Nerodio (7)

This 8YO Playing God gelding has 6 wins and a place from 7 attempts at this track and distance combination. He won this race in 2021 and 2022 and was 3rd last year. He is attempting to be the first horse to win this race 3 times. Hasn’t raced since Novemb

2. Ghost Who Walks (11)

Last years winner. This 6YO is trained by Neville Parnham and hasn’t raced since March. He won a recent trial and goes well fresh. Carries 4kg more than last year and should make his presence felt.

3. Minsk Moment (2)

Hasn’t raced since October when he was in the Chris Waller stable but has won his last 3 trials. Having his first run for Adam Durrant and looks a strong contender

4. Man Crush (4)

First-up after 24 weeks. Has won 1 of 5 first-up. Chance.

5. Bayezid (3)

Resumed from a 15 week spell with a 1.5 length win at this track and distance and then finished 0.7 length 4th last start. Can be in the finish.

6. Charleton Eddie (10)

Resuming after 43 weeks off the track. Prefer to see.

7. Goddess Of Giving (8)

Playing God mare who will be having her 5th start this campaign. Only beat one home last Saturday when the jockey sat up and it looked as if something went wrong.
Prefer others.

8. Multinational (6)

Always runs an honest race. Place chance.

9. Puli (5)

On a 7 day back-up. This looks too hard.

10. Sofia’s Symphony (1)

First-up after 38 weeks and loves this distance. Having her first black-type race and could surprise.

11. Son Of A God (9)

Hasn’t raced since March 2023. Prefer to see.

Beaufine Stakes 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
3 Minsk Moment
1 Nerodio
5 Bayezid
2 Ghost Who Walks

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Beaufine Stakes 2024 (Belmont 1000m)

2024 Beaufine Stakes Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 9 Puli
2nd 4 Man Crush 2.33 lengths
3rd 10 Sofia’s Symphony 2.42 lengths
4th 3 Minsk Moment 3.01 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 6.

There were no scratchings.