California-Bred Warren’s Showtime Heads Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes

CALIFORNIA-BRED WARREN’S SHOWTIME HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 AUTUMN MISS STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF

 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2020)–A four-time stakes winner in search of her first graded victory, California-bred Warren’s Showtime heads a field of seven sophomore fillies going one mile on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita.

Owned by Ben and Sally Warren and bred by Ben Warren, Warren’s Showtime is trained by Craig Lewis and is by red hot sire Clubhouse Ride, out of the Warren’s Grade I winning Warren’s Veneda.  Most recently a close third in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks, Warren’s Showtime is the leading money earner in the field with $460,251.

The Jeff Mullins-trained Croughavouke, a sharp recent one mile turf allowance winner, the Simon Callaghan-trained Mind Out, who fetched $850,000 as a yearling, Leonard Powell’s French-bred Guitty, who faced colts in the Del Mar Derby and midwestern invader Nasty, who will be making her first start for Richard Baltas, all would appear to have legitimate chances.

WARREN’S SHOWTIME

Owner:  Ben & Sally Warren

Trainer:  Craig Lewis

Most recently third, beaten 1 ½ lengths going a mile and one eighth on turf in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks Aug. 22, she has been a gem of consistency for her connections, winning three times from seven starts this year while third on three occasions and banking $333,980.  In the Oaks at Del Mar, she appeared to have the race in hand under Mike Smith as she made the lead and opened up by one length a furlong out but may’ve lost her focus late.  Ridden in her 11 previous tries by Jorge Velez, she’ll get the first-time services of Flavien Prat and will get back to what may be a preferred distance, as she’s four for seven at a mile on turf.  With three wins from four tries over the Santa Anita grass, she’s 12-5-0-5 overall.

CROUGHAVOUKE

Owner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho Temescal, LLC

Trainer:  Jeff Mullins

Highly regarded by Mullins since her arrival from her native Ireland late last year, she’s placed in a total of four turf stakes in nine Southern California starts, including a close third in the Grade III, mile and one eighth Honeymoon three starts back on May 30.  Closer to the pace in her one mile turf allowance score on Aug. 29 at Del Mar, she rolled to an impressive three quarter length win as the 2-1 favorite under Umberto Rispoli, who rides back in the Autumn Miss.  With an overall mark of 11-2-3-2, Croughavouke seeks her first graded stakes victory on Saturday.

MIND OUT

Owner:  Gainesway Stable, LNJ Foxwoods & Andrew Rosen

Trainer:  Simon Callaghan

Most recently fourth, beaten three lengths by loose on the lead winner BulletproofOne in the    5 ½ furlong turf Unzip Me Stakes, this chestnut daughter of Tapit is better suited at one mile on turf and figures to run a huge race on Saturday.  A close third to Warren’s Showtime in her second career start, the one mile turf Surfer Girl Stakes five starts back on Oct. 6, 2019, Mind Out has the class and running style to spring a mild upset.  She’ll be ridden for the first time by Drayden Van Dyke.

GUITTY

Owner:  Benowitz Family Trust, Madaket Stables, LLC, M. Mathiesen & M. Powell

Trainer:  Leonard Powell

A deep closer at any distance, she was far back early going a mile and one eighth on turf in the Grade II Del Mar Derby Sept. 6 and finished well to be beaten 5 ¼ lengths.  An even seventh two back in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks at the same distance Aug. 22, she flew late to be second, beaten three quarter of a length in the Grade II San Clemente at one mile on turf July 25.  With two wins, both at a mile on turf, from 10 overall starts, Guitty will hope to be rolling from off the pace with top jock Juan Hernandez engaged.

NASTY

Owner:  LNJ Foxwoods

Trainer:  Richard Baltas

Most recently well beaten as the 7-2 favorite in an ungraded one mile turf stakes running over a yielding course at Indiana Grand Aug. 12, this Kentucky-bred filly by Street Sense had pressed the pace in two previous 1 1/16 mile turf races at Indiana, breaking her maiden by 8 lengths on June 18 and taking a second condition allowance by one length on July 13 while favored on both occasions.  Previously trained by Brad Cox, she has two wins from five starts and will debut for Baltas while ridden for the first time by Ricky Gonzalez.  Out of the Lion Heart mare Valiant Passion, Nasty was purchased for $230,000 as a Keeneland September Yearling.

THE GRADE III AUTUMN MISS STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER

Race 9 of 10  Approximate post time 5 p.m. PT

  1. Mind Out–Drayden Van Dyke–120
  2. Quiet Secretary–Victor Espinoza–120
  3. Nasty–Ricky Gonzalez–120
  4. Guitty–Juan Hernandez–120
  5. Warren’s Showtime–Flavien Prat–122
  6. Going to Vegas–Mario Gutierrez–120
  7. Croughavouke–Umberto Rispoli–120

First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m.  Although there is no public admittance, Santa Anita’s races can be viewed free of charge, via livestream video at santaanita.com.