ARCADIA, CA – A 3-year-old daughter of the red-hot California-based stallion Clubhouse Ride, Warren’s Showtime will face older fillies and mares for the first time as she heads a field of six California-bred or sired distaffers going 1 mile in Saturday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
A three-time stakes winner, Warren’s Showtime, a chestnut homebred out of Benjamin and Sally Warren’s Grade 1-winning Warren’s Veneda, is conditioned by Craig Lewis.
Prominent among her opposition is the Fran’s Valentine two-time defending champion Cordiality, who has been idle since taking last year’s running on May 12, 2019.
Named after Earl Scheib’s multiple Grade 1-winning homebred filly who was foaled in 1982, the Fran’s Valentine, sponsored by the CTBA, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.
The $100,000 Crystal Stakes with jockeys and weights in post position order:
Sedamar – Brice Blanc – 124
Super Patriot – Flavien Prat – 124
Pulpit Rider – Drayden Van Dyke – 126
Hollywood Hills – Victor Espinoza – 122
Warren’s Showtime – Jorge Velez – 120
Cordiality – Umberto Rispoli – 126