Mizdirection, in a run reminiscent of her victory in this same race a year ago, made a hard, late move down the middle of the Santa Anita turf course to nip Reneesgotzip and Tightend Toughdown at the wire to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. In another "just like last year" moment, Mizdirection was coming off a long layoff as her most recent race was June at Belmont Park when she lost over yielding ground in the Just A Game.
There was a dead-heat for second between Reneesgotzip and Tightend Touchdown, which produced the usual crazy mutuel payouts.
Mizdirection is a five-year-old mare by Mizzen Mast out of a Clever Trick mare (Deceptive), trained by Mike Puype and ridden by Mike Smith. With her repeat victory in the Turf Sprint, Mizdirection is a perfect seven-for-seven over the Santa Anita downhill turf course. You could make an argument that she's the best downhill turf sprinter ever at Santa Anita.
Below are the results and payouts for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint:
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