Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection worked five furlongs on
Santa Anita’s firm turf course Sunday in a bullet 1:01.20 for next
Saturday’s Grade III Las Cienegas Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.
She was ridden by David Flores, who has the riding assignment
Saturday in place of Mike Smith, who rides War Academy Saturday in the
“She’s doing great; she’s ready to run,” said trainer Mike
Puype, who also plans to start Schiapparelli in the Las Cienegas with
Joe Talamo, who has ridden the gray daughter of Ghostzapper in each of
her six career starts, winning three. Schiaparelli also worked on turf
Sunday, going four furlongs in 49.40.
Mizdirection, a 5-year-old gray Mizzen Mast mare, has won nine
of her 14 starts and earned $1,094,621 for her owners, who include radio
and TV sports talk icon Jim Rome.
Wishing Well winner Purim's Dancer also is scheduled to run for
trainer Tom Proctor. “They’re three good fillies,” Puype said. “It will
be a good horse race, that’s for sure.”