The $75,000 Lady of Shamrock Stakes will run as Race 11 on the Dec. 26 card at Santa Anita Park.
The event for 3-year-old fillies will cover one mile on turf and include names like Warren’s Showtime, Miss Extra, and Counterparty Risk.
Here is a look at the top runners set for the Lady of Shamrock Stakes.
Betting Preview: Warren’s Showtime, Miss Extra
The morning-line favorite coming in at 7/2 is Warren’s Showtime, owned by Benjamin and Sally Warren. The Clubhouse Ride filly is trained by Craig Anthony Lewis.
She has a career record of 6-1-5 from 14 starts and earnings of $539,251. In 2020, she has four wins, one second, and three thirds from nine outings.
The filly is coming off a runner-up effort in the Nov. 8 Betty Grable Stakes at Del Mar, which followed an Oct. 17 victory in the Autumn Miss Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita. Her other performances include third in the Aug. 22 Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar, which resulted in a 115 Speed Figure, and first in the June 21 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita.
Warren’s Showtime will break from post 9 under rider Juan Hernandez.
She will be up against the 4/1 Miss Extra, owned by Alain Jathiere and Phillippe Lazare. The Masterstroke filly is trained by Richard Mandella.
She is 3-1-1 from nine career starts with earnings of $105,861. In 2020, she has three wins from five outings.
The filly finished ninth last time out in the Aug. 22 Del Mar Oaks (G1) at Del Mar, which followed a ninth-place run in the July 5 Prix de Diane Longines (G1) at Chantilly. Her other performances include a June 19 victory in the Prix de Sandringham (G2) also at Chantilly.
Miss Extra will break from post 2 under rider Umberto Rispoli.
Betting Preview: Counterparty Risk
Another runner to pay attention to is Klaravich Stables’ Counterparty Risk, coming in at 4/1. The Australia filly is trained by Chad Brown.
She is 1-0-0 from two career starts with earnings of $47,780. All of her performances were in 2020.
She scored a Nov. 20 maiden special weight race last time out at Aqueduct, which followed a fourth-place run in an Oct. 10 maiden special weight race at Belmont Park.
Counterparty Risk will break from post 8 under jockey Joel Rosario.
The rest of the field (post, jockey) is set to include: Applecross (Post 1, 12/1); Beguiled (Post 3, 10/1); On Mars (Post 4, 6/1); Moonhall Milly (Post 5, 12/1); Last First Kiss (Post 6, 20/1), Nasty (Post 7, 6/1); and Annangel (Post 10, 8/1).
Free Betting Pick
Warren’s Showtime will be hard to beat in this one. The morning-line favorite has a more impressive record than any of the other entrants, and she is coming off a strong second-place finish in a graded stakes. With Miss Extra finishing ninth in her last two outings and Counterparty Risk’s inexperience, it’s unlikely there will be an upset coming from either of them.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Warren’s Showtime
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