La Nez makes her first start in the $100,000 Santa Paula Stakes (gr. III) March 28 since finishing third to major Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) contenders Caracortado
and Alphie's Bet
three months ago.
The 6 1/2-furlong Pro-Ride event for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita also marks the return of Crisis of Spirit
who was progressing nicely late last year for trainer Bob Baffert
before going to the sidelines following a stakes race at Hollywood Park
Nov. 22. Seven are entered in the Santa Paula.