2023 San Clemente Stakes and Osunitas Stakes Recap

Anisette confirmed her potential class as she grabbed her first graded race since moving to the US as she ran out a cozy winner of the 2023 San Clemente Stakes.

Warrens Candy Girl won her second Stakes race at Del Mar as she outlasted the rest of the field to prevail in this year’s renewal of the Osunitas Stakes. 

Breeders Cup Odds

2023 San Clemente Stakes

G2, 1 mile, Turf, open to fillies aged three. Total prize pool: $200,000

  1. Anisette +400
  2. Ocean Club +1500
  3. And Tell Me Noiles +1500

Winning time: 1:34.81

A field of fourteen trotted down to post for this year’s San Clemente Stakes. With the betting for the contest exceptionally tight, all eyes were on Anisette as she tried to keep her unbeaten American record intact following her impressive debut performance. 

In what was an even break and with runners strewn across the Del Mar track, it was one of the outsiders of the field, Fast and Shiny, who led the contest through the early stages. 

She would maintain her lead up until the final turn. Positioned in the middle of the pack were Umberto Rispoli and Anisette. Liking to run late, she started to make her move.

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Shifting effortlessly through the gears, she charged around the final turn on the wide outside, picking off numerous runners on her charge.

Positioned perfectly, she rounded the home turn just off the lead and powered past the fading Fast and Shiny with ease.

With nothing but a clear track in front of her, Anisette set sail for home and wouldn’t be for catching. Rispoli ensured she kept up her work all the way up to the line, winning the race by three lengths. 

Trailing home in a distant second was Ocean Club with And Tell Me Noiles pinching third on her first-ever turf start. 

San Clemente Stakes Race Payouts

Position Horse WinPlace Show
1Anisette$6.20$4.00$3.20
2Ocean Club$10.60$5.80
3And Tell Me Noiles$15.60

2023 Osunitas Stakes

1 mile, Dirt, open to fillies and mares aged three and over. Total prize pool: $200,000

  1. Warrens Candy Girl +500
  2. Awake At Midnyte +1200
  3. Nevisian Sunrise +500

Winning time: 1:35.35

Another loaded field was in attendance for this year’s Osunitas Stakes. In another wide-open contest, it was the Craig Lewis-trained Warrens Candy Girl who was able to land the spoils. 

In what was a messy race, the field was tightly bunched as the runners rounded the home turn. Holding a slim lead was the duo of Canoodling and Freedom Flyer. 

Despite their best efforts to break clear of the chasing pack, they couldn’t slip the field, and as they approached the business end of the race, a whole host of horses were in with a great shot of victory. 

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With horses spread all over the Del Mar track, the eye was drawn to Warrens Candy Girl who was charging home from off the pace. Picking up a seam on the wide outside, she was flying and was picking off fading runners. 

Deep inside the final furlong the positions of the race had flipped, Warrens Candy Girl had stolen a very narrow lead but Awake At Midnyte was battling back with each and every stride. With the line approaching, Awake At Midnyte’s efforts would turn out to be in vain as Warrens Candy Girl would hold onto winning one of the biggest prizes of her career. 

Awake at Midnyte would be rewarded for her efforts with a fine second with Nevisian Sunrise coming home in third.

Osunitas Stakes Race Payouts

Position Horse WinPlace Show
1Warrens Candy Girl$22.20$11.00$6.20
2Awake At Midnyte$9.60$6.40
3Nevisian Sunrise$4.60

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