Las Vegas, NV - Santa Anita in Arcadia California will be the scene of the Grade 3 Autumn Miss Stakes this Saturday October 27 - one week before the Breeders' Cup invades the famed California track. Three year old fillies will take to Santa Anita's turf track and go one mile in search of their portion of the $100,000 purse.
A field of 11 females will line up in the Autumn Miss - race 8 on Santa Anita's Saturday card. Post time is 4:38 PM. Here is a brief glimpse into the past performances of all 11 entries ahead of this Grade 3 race.
2012 Autumn Miss Stakes Race Favorites
Lady Ten - Bob Baffert trained filly has placed in all 10 career starts with three wins, five seconds and two third place finishes. She has yet to start a graded stakes race but she won the minor Sandy Blue Handicap two back and was second last time out in the Swingtime Stakes.
Charm the Maker - Finished fourth in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel and finished second in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet to end 2011. Her last three starts have been OK - an eight in the Grade 1 Las Virgines March 3 was followed by a fourth in the Grade 3 Providencia and a decent second behind Byrama last time out in the minor Unzip Me Stakes here September 29.
Autumn Miss Stakes 2012 | Remaining Field Entries
Customer Base - started two straight Grade 2 races toward the end of 2011 - a fifth in the Golden Rod Stakes and an eleventh in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf but has not fared all that well in 2012 except for an Allowance Optional Claiming score two back. She had a fourth in an Allowance here, an eighth in the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks and a fifth last time out in the minor Sandy Blue Handicap. Customer Base has not been great recently but her Allowance score two back breeds some optimism.
Best Present Ever - made her graded stakes debut with a respectable third in the American Oaks July 14 but was ninth in her next start at the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. Last time out she bounced back with an OK second in the John Deere California Cup Distaff Stakes here October 13.
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Open Water - finished a decent third in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes March 3 but followed it up with a disappointing seventh in the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks. After that was an impressive second in her turf debut in the Grade 2 San Clemente at Del Mar on July 22 and a game third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks on August 18. Last time out Open Water was fifth in the Grade 1 Garden City Stakes here September 15.
Perfecta - will be making her graded stakes debut on Saturday in her fifth career start. She is coming off two straight wins however - a Maiden Special Weight August 3 and an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out at Del Mar August 25.
Vionnet - will also make her graded stakes debut Saturday and is also coming off a win - an Allowance score here October 11 after a seven month layoff. She has two wins and two seconds in four starts this year.
Double Ante - has just two career starts - a Maiden Special Weight score in her debut followed by a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out here September 30.
Curvy Cat - has placed in all 10 career starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer but Saturday marks her stakes debut and her biggest step up in competition to date.
Viva Carina - finished twelfth most recently in the Unzip Me Stakes after a decent second in the Torrey Pines Stakes. She has one win and a second in four career starts.