Sircat Sally wins the Providencia Stakes

Sircat Sally wins the Providencia Stakes

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Sircat Sally Brings Undefeated Record to Senorita

Surf Cat filly has an unblemished record in five starts.

Joe Turner's versatile Sircat Sally will bring her undefeated record back to Santa Anita Park for the $100,000 Senorita Stakes (G3T) May 6.

The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Surf Cat filly won the first two races of her career by a combined 17 lengths on dirt, then switched to turf to win three consecutive stakes, including an easy 2 1/4-length victory in the Providencia (G3T) last time out April 8.

Just like in the Providencia—which was at 1 1/8 miles, while the Senorita is a mile on the grass—Sircat Sally would appear to be the lone frontrunner in a field otherwise devoid of pace.

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The field also lacks another U.S. stakes winner, but does feature some other 3-year-old fillies that figure to improve.

The main challenger to Sircat Sally appears to be D P Racing's Sky Ring. The Bushranger filly finished second in her U.S. debut by a head in an allowance sprint down the Santa Anita hillside turf course April 2 and was stakes-placed during her time in Europe.

The Kathryn Stud's Tiburtina was a stakes winner in Germany as a juvenile, but has yet to make an impact in two Southern California starts, including a fifth last time out in the Providencia.

Another past Sircat Sally rival, Beau Recall, is also entered for the Senorita. She made her last start March 11 in the China Doll Stakes, finishing second to Sircat Sally by 1 1/2 lengths.

The final two entrants are a pair of last-out, longshot debut winners on the Santa Anita grass. Pacific Wind struck first with a 13-1 upset March 4 by 4 1/2 lengths and Helen Hillary followed March 26 with a nose win at odds of 52-1.

Entries: Senorita S. (G3T)

Santa Anita Park, Saturday, May 06, 2017, Race 5

  • Grade IIIT
  • 1m
  • Turf
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 2:20 PM (local)
11Spy Ring (IRE)Rafael Bejarano120James M. Cassidy6/1
22Helen Hillary (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateTiago Josue Pereira120Philip D'Amato10/1
33Beau Recall (IRE)Joseph Talamo120Simon Callaghan4/1
44Sircat Sally (CA)Stewart Elliott124Jerry Hollendorfer4/5
55Tiburtina (IRE)Corey S. Nakatani120Patrick Gallagher20/1
66Pacific Wind (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJamie Theriot120Peter Eurton3/1