Mizdirection, a talented three-year-old filly co-owned by ESPN
sportscaster Jim Rome, went wire-to-wire today under jockey Garrett
Gomez to win Friday’s featured $90,285 Sandy Blue Handicap as the
Taking command shortly after the break, Mizdirection, a daughter of
Mizzen Mast trained by Mike Puype, continued on gamely in the stretch to
win by 3/4 of a length over 5-2 second choice Bauble Queen. Great Hot
was third, with Fifth Commandment fourth in the field of six fillies.
Withdrawn from the original field were Dynamo, Rosehill Dew, Skipton Creek, So Belle and Wallstreeter.
Mizdirection accomplished the mile over the infield Jimmy Durante
Turf Course in 1:34.39 and returned $4, $2.40 and $2.20 after scoring
her second victory in five starts. First prize was $54,171.
Bauble Queen returned $3.40 and $2.60, while Great Hot paid $3 to show.
With a carryover of $79,933 and “new” money of $590,912 wagered in
the Pick Six Friday, the pool totaled $670,845 and there were 21 perfect
tickets, each paying $18,837.60.