Saturday’s 9th race from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes for Valley View Stakes for 3-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the turf course (Post Time 8:15 p.m. ET).
#3 NASTY (4-1) looked great in her first two turf route wins, and she flopped as the chalk on yielding ground in the Indiana Grand Aug. 12. She was in a good stalking spot last time but retreated in the lane. Baltas has her now, she is 2-for-2 on firm turf, and she should be forwardly placed under Ricky Gonzalez.
#5 Warren’s Showtime (9-5) is a competent finisher on turf and she does some of her best work at this course and distance.
#7 Croughavouke (7-2) added blinkers and broke through with her first stateside victory Aug. 29. She dropped into a sophomore optional claimer that day and was just better than her rivals. Umberto Rispoli rides back and she fits with these, but she is 0-for-8 in the stakes ranks in this country with four underneath finishes.
#1 Mind Out (8-1) ran well in all four routes and can save ground and hit the board.
#4 Guitty (4-1) reconnects with Juan Hernandez and he guided her to a runner-up finish at almost 20-1 odds in the San Clemente (G2). She frequently breaks slow and has a habit of getting into trouble. The late runner is possible for a share on her best day.
#3 to win
Exacta Box 3-5
Trifecta Key 3/1-4-5-7
Recent Best Bet Winners
Oct. 4 - MUTASAABEQ ($6.00), Exacta ($93.60), Trifecta ($317.65)
Oct. 5 - SWEET SOUPER SWEET ($5.00), Trifecta ($98.95)
Oct. 6 - PORTAL CREEK ($4.00), Exacta ($12.60)
Oct. 9 - NORTH COUNTY GUY ($7.80)
Oct. 10 - HARVEY'S LIL GOIL ($9.20)
Oct. 16 - STUNNING SKY ($13.80), Trifecta ($462.80)