Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita Park

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Providencia Stakes goes down at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California this Saturday, April 6. The race will feature three year old fillies all looking for their first graded stakes win as they go 1 1/8 miles on Santa Anita's turf track for a $150,000 purse.

The Providencia Stakes has attracted a field of 10 fillies for race 8 on Santa Anita's busy Saturday schedule. Post time is 3:30 PM - right before the much-anticipated Santa Anita Derby. Let's take a brief glance into the past performances of all 10 entries for this Grade 3 stakes. Six of the combatants ran against each other recently in the China Doll Stakes here March 9.

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Birdlover - British bred Doug O'Neill trained filly is coming off a win in the minor China Doll Stakes here March 9 after a pair of seconds in Allowance races on this track. She has two wins and three seconds in seven career starts and carries momentum into the Providencia.

Scarlet Strike - Jerry Hollendorfer pupil has placed in all nine career starts - a win, three seconds and five third place finishes. Last time out was an OK third in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes March 2 after another third in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel here January 16, a second by a nose in the Blue Norther Stakes and a decent third in the Grade 3 Hollywood Starlet December 8. She hasn't tasted victory in seven starts but has been a factor in every race in her career. Saturday marks only her second career start on grass.

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Magnificent Shirl - finished second most recently in the minor China Doll Stakes March 9 after breaking maiden two back on this track February 2. Before that was a pair of seconds in a MSW and a Maiden Claiming and a seventh in her debut in a MSW at Saratoga in August.

Flashy Ways - was fourth in the competitive China Doll Stakes last time out for trainer Richard Baltas after a good third in the Grade 3 Miesque Stakes at Hollywood Park November 24 and a distant eleventh in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She has two wins and a third place finish in five career starts.

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Wittgenstein - Irish bred Doug O'Neill trained filly is coming off an Allowance score over Sweet Red Cat here March 21 after a pair of unflattering results - a sixth in the China Doll Stakes and a seventh in the Sweet Life Stakes. Before that was a respectable third in the Blue Norther Stakes here January 1. She has 11 career starts with just two wins and two third place finishes.

Akiss Forarose - finished third most recently in the China Doll Stakes here after an eighth, and a pair of sixths in a pair of minor stakes races on this track. She has just one win, a second and a third place finish in 10 career starts.

Sarach - Richard Madella trained filly has six career starts with two wins - both coming at the beginning of this year and both coming over one mile on turf - a MSW and an Allowance on this track. His other start this year was a fifth in his stakes debut at the China Doll Stakes here March 9.

Sweet Red Cat - John Sadler pupil enters having won two of her last three - a MSW at Hollywood Park December 7 and a Starter Allowance here February 17. Last time out was a second in an Allowance on this track March 21. Saturday marks Sweet Red Cats' stakes debut.

Kyriaki - has raced just twice in her career - both MSW races at Santa Anita. She broke maiden last time out after a third in her debut January 25.

Sultry Season - is coming off an ugly eighth in an Allowance Optional Claiming here March 15 after a fourth in a Claiming February 22. She started his year with a Starter Allowance score January 13 to follow a fifth in her only stakes action - the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview Stakes.

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