Warren’s Showtime breaks losing streak with Wilshire win
Impactful Warren’s Show Time got the early pacing pressure she craved throughout the entire competition and made the most of Sunday’s closing day in Santa Anita, as she deployed an impressive stretch kick to win Year 3, $ 100,000 Wilshire issues.
Owned and bred in California by Ben and Sally Warren, coached by Craig Lewis and ridden by Juan Hernandez, Warren’s Showtime beat leader Leggs Galore while stopping the one-mile time on the turf in 1: 34.29.
As expected, Leggs Galore was pushed away from the door by Ricky Gonzalez and she held a 1 3/4 length advantage over Chilean-bred Brooke as the field rallied for their race to the back with Warren’s Showtime with long strides all in penultimate.
Although Leggs Galore came off, commanding a two-length advantage over Brooke at the quarter-pole, Warren’s Showtime was in top gear under Hernandez, who rolled four wide at the top of the track. From there, nothing could stop the 4-year-old from Clubhouse Ride as she shattered a six-game losing streak while securing her second career victory.
On May 9, Warren’s Showtime was the 2-1 favorite in a field of eight three-and-over fillies and mares and paid $ 6.00, $ 3.00 and $ 2.20. .
“He’s a racehorse, she goes to bed every time, she gives all she can give and that’s all you can ask for,” said Lewis, who has also coached father and mother. of the winner. “Juan is a very good driver and he has a good agent, so it works well together. I had a little anxiety, but felt like today was going to be his day. It looked like there would be a realistic pace. … She looks like a million bucks and by the way, she’s about to come to that. We hope she will, but she is just a wonderful filly and she gives you what she can.
“… Today was his day. I told Juan to be as patient as possible because we knew they were going to go fast today. … I am very excited about the future of Clubhouse Ride. He’s a beast.
From millionaire Clubhouse Ride, on Warren’s Grade 1 Stakes winning Affirmative mare Warren’s Veneda, Warren’s Showtime notched their sixth Stakes victory and improved their overall score to 20-7-2-9. With the winner’s share of $ 60,000, she increased her winnings to $ 697,431.
“We’ve been knocking on the door the last few times we were third, second, narrowly missing the winner, but today I think pace was key,” said Hernandez, who recorded his second participation win. and his third overall victory on the day. “It was a good pace for us because she was flying at the end. … Today I kind of moved a little earlier, so when I passed the other filly I said, “I got it. ”
Gallant in loss, Leggs Galore finished a neck ahead of Brooke and paid $ 3.40 and $ 2.20 while at 7-2.
Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Brooke, who kept the pace throughout, was third and paid $ 4.00 to show while finishing 1 1/4 length better than Ippodamia’s Girl.
The fractions on the Wilshire were 22.45, 45.97, 1: 10.04 and 1: 22.19.