Jimmy Creed worked seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track
Wednesday in 1:24.80 in his final major drill for the Grade I Malibu
Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day, next Wednesday, Dec. 26.
“Brilliant” is how private clocker Toby Turrell of the Winners Card
termed the move by the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor, which was
performed in company with stable mate Moulin de Mougin, who was clocked
“He went really nice,’ Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said
of Jimmy Creed, who will be seeking his first stakes victory in the
seven-furlong Malibu, which offers $300,000 in purse money. “He went in
company to keep it real.”
Jimmy Creed, a chestnut colt owned by the Spendthrift Farm of B.
Wayne Hughes, was ninth of 14 in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 3.
Prior to that, he was third beaten three-quarters of a length in the
Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship and second by a neck in the El
Cajon Stakes at Del Mar.
Probable for the Malibu, which will be drawn Friday with the rest
of the opening day races: Drill, Fed Biz, Jimmy Creed, Midnight
Transfer, Politicallycorrect, Private Zone, The Lumber Guy and