Mike Puype was greeted by two Breeders' Cup winners in his
barn Sunday: Mizdirection, who he sent out to victory in the Turf Sprint
Saturday, and Calidoscopio, who was transferred to him by Argentine
connections following a victory in the Marathon Friday.
“She (Mizdirection) seemed to come out of it good, and I
couldn't be more pleased,” Puype said after the 4yo filly rallied from 11th to
win the Turf Sprint under Mike Smith. “I thought her win was one of
the best performances in the Breeders' Cup races.
“She came off a layoff, beat colts and had a wide
trip,” Puype said of the reasons he was elated with the challenging score.
Mizdirection made her first start since May and remained perfect in four starts
on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita.
“I'm not sure what's next for her,” said Puype of the
gray/roan daughter of Mizzen Mast. “I'm just going to have to huddle up with
Calidoscopio, a 9yo horse who had trained at Betfair
Hollywood Park for six weeks since arriving from Argentina, also joined
the Puype stable. “He's here for now,” said Puype of the Argentine-bred horse
trained to a 17.20-to-1 upset victory by Guillermo Frenkel.
“They're thinking of leaving him here to race, but I'm not
sure in what races. I should know more in a week from John Fulton (advisor to
Stud Dona Pancha).”