The Chillingworth Stakes Preview and Free Betting Pick – Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

The Grade III, $100,000 Chillingworth Stakes will run as Race 6 on the Sept. 25 card at Santa Anita.

The event for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares will cover 6 1/2 furlongs and include names like Qahira and Into Chocolate among the field of seven.

Here is a look at the top runners coming into the Chillingworth Stakes.

Qahira, Into Chocolate

One of the leading runners coming into the race is Baoma Corporation’s Qahira. The 4-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert.

She has a career record of 4-0-0 from six starts and earnings of $138,960. In 2020, she has one win from one start.

That one win came in an Aug. 16 allowance optional claiming race at Del Mar, where she registered a 107 Speed Figure. To close out her 2019 season, she won an Aug. 22 allowance optional claiming race at the track.

Qahira will break from post 2 under jockey Luis Saez.

Another top runner among the field is Pam and Martin Wygod’s Into Chocolate. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief is trained by Clifford W. Sise, Jr.

She is 3-2-2 from 10 career starts and has earnings of $156,031. In 2020, she has one victory and one second from three outings.

Last time out, she finished seventh in the Aug. 21 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar. The victory came in a July 12 allowance optional claiming race at Belmont, and the second was in the Feb. 15 Minaret Stakes (Black Type) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Into Chocolate will break from post 3 under Umberto Rispoli.

Amuse

Also deserving of attention is Claiborne Farm, Perry R. Bass II, Ramona Bass, and Adele Dilschneider’s Amuse. The 5-year-old mare from Medaglia d’Oro is trained by Richard Mandella.

She is 2-2-2 from nine career starts and has earnings of $129,811. In 2020, she has one second and two thirds from four outings.

Her last performance was a runner-up effort in the Aug. 21 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, where she registered a 103 Speed Figure. She also took third in the July 4 Great Lady M Stakes (G2) at Los Alamitos and a June 14 allowance optional claiming race at Santa Anita.

Amuse will break from the outside post 7 under Dick Van Dyke.

The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Message (post 1, F. Prat), Mucho Amor (post 4, J. J. Hernandez), Hang a Star (post 5, T. Baze), and Unique Factor (post 6, H. Figueroa).

Spooky Express Free Pick – Amuse

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