2016 Señorita Stakes Preview, Entries & Odds

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

OffTrackBetting.com - The Grade 3 Señorita Stakes is on tap for this Saturday, May 7 from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Three year old fillies will be featured when they take to Santa Anita's turf track and race one mile for the winner's share of the $100,000 purse.

A wide open field of nine will give it a go in the Señorita Stakes - race 9 on Santa Anita' Saturday card. Post time is 4:30 PM. Here is a peek into the past performances of all nine combatants for this Grade 3 stakes.

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2016 Señorita Stakes Race Preview at Santa Anita Park

Decked Out 5-2 - Keith Desormeaux trained filly has two wins, a second and three third place finishes in 10 career starts. She enters of a career best effort - a 2 3/4 length win after racing in last in the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes here April 9. Before that was a fifth in the minor China Doll Stakes and consecutive thirds including the minor Sweet Life Stakes here February 14. Decked out had four graded stakes starts earlier in her career - a seventh in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes in January, a fifth in the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes in September, a fourth in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes in August and a third in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes in July. She is the most experienced entry in the field and off a career-defining win has to be in the conversation this week. Edwin Maldonado has been tabbed to ride from post 3.

Swift Lady 3-1 - has three wins and a second place finish in four career starts for trainer Bob Baffert and enters on a three race win streak - ahead of Decked Out in the minor Sweet Life Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths here February 14, an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track January 15 and a maiden score at Los Alamitos in December. She makes her graded stakes debut Saturday in fine form and looks to keep an impressive roll going from gate 6. Rafael Bejarano has the mount.

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Stays in Vegas 7-2 - has four wins and a second place finish in six career starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer - all of the wins coming in minor stakes races. Last time out was a close second in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos December 12. That followed a win in the Pike Place Dancer Stakes at Golden Gate November 1, a victory in the Surer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita October 10 (both of those wins coming on turf), a fifth behind Songbird and Pretty N Cool in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante in September and wins in the Wine Country Debutante in August and the Juan Gonzalez Memorial at first asking in July. Stays in Vegas hopes for her first graded stakes score Saturday on her seventh different track so far and is 2-for-2 at this distance on turf. Alex Solis has been tabbed with accomplishing that goal from the outside post 9.

Be Mine 7-2 - has two career starts for trainer Phil D'Amato and two wins. She makes her stakes debut Saturday off a Starter Allowance score on this track April 1 after a Maiden Claiming win at Tampa Bay in her debut. Be Mine hasn't been touched so far and hopes to maintain that trend in her huge step up in competition. Tyler Baze will try to make it 3-for-3 when Be Mile leaves from post 7.

Mirage 12-1 - Irish bred Simon Callahan trained filly has eight career starts with three wins and a third place finish. She finished eighth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and went on to a fourth in the Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes in November and a sixth in the minor Blue Norther Stakes here in December. Mirage won her next two starts, the best of which was the minor China Doll Stakes on this track March 12 but most recently fell back with a sixth place finish in the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes here April 9. She has been a tad up and down but has shown form in the past. Alonso Quinonez will be in the saddle from gate 2.

Sheeza Milky Way 12-1 - Peter Eurton trained filly has two wins, a second and a third place finish in nine career starts. She enters off a fourth in the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes here April 9 after an Allowance Optional Claiming score on this track March 18 and a second in a similar race also here in February. Her other graded stakes races resulted in a fifth in the Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes in November and a seventh in the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes in September. Sheeza Milky Way has been OK but will be after a huge breakthrough effort from post 5 Saturday. Santiago Gonzalez gets the call.

Four Watch 12-1 - has two career starts for trainer Carla Gaines with a win and a third place finish. She makes her stakes debut Saturday off a third place finish in an Allowance Optional Claiming March 18 and a maiden score at first asking February 6 - both results on this track. Four Watch takes an enormous step up in competition from the rail with Joe Talamo in the irons.

Kiss N Scat 15-1 - Jerry Hollendorfer trained filly won the minor California Oaks at Golden Gate in February but has struggled in two starts since. Last time out was an eighth in the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes here April 9 which followed a ninth in the minor China Doll Stakes on this track March 12. Kiss N Scat now has three wins and a second place finish in seven career starts and will be out to end an ugly two race losing streak from gate 4. Martin Garcia rides.

Compel 20-1 - French bred Richard Baltas trained filly had two wins and a second place finish at home including a win in her last start in Britain October 20. She has three starts in North America - sixth place finishes in Allowance Optional Claiming races in her first two were followed by a Claiming score last time out - April 1 on this track. Compel hadn't looked great before last time out and shoots for her first stakes score from gate 8 Saturday. Brice Blanc rides.

2016 Señorita Stakes Entries & Odds

Race 9 on Santa Anita's Saturday card with a Post Time of 7:30 PM.

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Fourth Watch 12-1 Joseph Talamo Carla Gaines
2 Mirage (IRE) 12-1 Alonso Quinonez Simon Callaghan
3 Decked Out 5-2 Edwin Maldonado J. Desormeaux
4 Kiss N Scat 15-1 Martin Garcia Jerry Hollendorfer
5 Sheeza Milky Way 12-1 Santiago Gonzalez Peter Eurton
6 Swift Lady 3-1 Rafael Bejarano Bob Baffert
7 Be Mine 7-2 Tyler Baze Philip D'Amato
8 Compel (FR) 20-1 Brice Blanc Richard Baltas
9 Stays in Vegas 7-2 Alex Solis Jerry Hollendorfer

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