• ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Winx!Posted 2 days ago
  • Elektrum (5-2) gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 3 Dowager at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Roca Rojo (4-1) storms home to romp in Belmont's Athenia.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 3 days ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 3 days ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 3 days ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 4 days ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 4 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

Mizdirection Faces Ten in Monrovia

Mizdirection, a versatile daughter of Mizzen Mast trained by Mike Puype, seeks her first win sprinting in Monday’s holiday feature, the Grade III, $100,000 Monrovia Stakes for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.

Winner of the Sandy Blue Handicap at one mile on grass last August, Mizdirection was an eventful fourth, beaten less than a length, in the Grade II Raven Run on Keeneland’s Polytrack on Oct. 22, then won going six furlongs on Hollywood Park’s turf course on Dec. 4. Garrett Gomez has ridden the gray Kentucky-bred in her last five races.

“I’ve only had the opportunity to ride her twice sprinting,” said Gomez, who celebrates his 40th birthday on New Year’s Day. “Both times she ran really good. In the Raven Run I was in behind horses and I couldn’t get out, so she actually ran a really good race.

“Last time she just pretty much played with them (winning by nearly three lengths as the 1-5 favorite). We had been routing her, so we thought maybe 6 ½ would be a good direction for her. She’s very nice and has real tactical speed and you can kind of do what you need to with her when you’re sprinting.

“Going a route of ground, we try to get her to relax a bit, but for now we’re going back to what she’s pretty good at and that’s sprinting. We’ll see how she does and maybe later on try routing again.”

The field for the Monrovia: Mizdirection, Gomez; Givine, Joel Rosario; Up In Time, Martin Garcia; Wild Mia, David Flores; Remit, Corey Nakatani; Champagne d’Oro, Joe Talamo; Berg Bahn, Victor Espinoza; Fifth Amendment, Mike Smith; Separate Forest, Hector Berrios; Unzip Me, Rafael Bejarano; and Silver Rock, Edwin Maldonado-Alicea.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories