Updated on 09/17/2011 10:51AM

Oaklawn: Beau's Town still king

Jim Linscott / Coady Photography
Beau's Town ($5) and Anthony Lovato cross the finish easy 4 1/4-length winners of Saturday's $50,000 King Cotton at Oaklawn Park.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Beau's Town remained perfect at Oaklawn Park, leading throughout to win the before a crowd of 18,132. Honor Me finished 4 1/4 lengths back in second, and Padlock was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third.

Cojet, who was a slight favorite over Beau's Town, finished fifth.

Beau's Town ($5) took the lead soon after the start in the King Cotton and ran the opening quarter of the six-furlong race in 21.40 seconds with Cojet in close pursuit. Beau's Town led the field through a half-mile in 45.10, and held Honor Me at bay through the stretch.

Anthony Lovato rode Beau's Town for trainer Cole Norman.

Beau's Town won two allowance races and the $50,000 Hot Springs in a dead heat with Kings Command last year at Oaklawn. The King Cotton was his first start since he finished fifth in the Grade 2 Vanderbilt at Saratoga on Aug. 11.

Beau's Town earned $30,000 for the win Saturday, which was his seventh from 10 starts. His earnings now stand at $177,600. Beau's Town races for David Hulkewicz and Robert Beck.