10/23/2011 12:00PM

Breeders' Cup: Distorted Legacy breezes for Filly and Mare Turf


Distorted Legacy, runner-up to Stacelita in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl on Oct. 1, breezed five furlongs in 1:05.42 over the yielding Belmont inner turf course Sunday in preparation for a start in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

With a triple set of orange traffic cones forcing the works well off the rail, Distorted Legacy went in fractions of 14.03 seconds, 27.92 for the quarter 41.50 for a half-mile and came home in 24.02 seconds.

Trainer Angel Penna Jr. said Distorted Legacy deserves an opportunity in the Filly and Mare Turf off of her last race, a two-length loss to Stacelita in the Flower Bowl.

“She’s going through a very good moment of her life,” said Penna, who trains Distorted Legacy for Bruce Lunsford. “She’s doing great. The filly came out of her last race better than ever. Obviously, we’re conscious that we’re taking a big jump, but the Breeders’ Cup is once a year, this filly’s getting near the top of her game. If we get in we’re going to try.”

Distorted Legacy is a daughter of Distorted Humor out of the mare Bunting, making her a half-sister to Illinois Derby winner and Belmont and Travers Stakes runner-up Vision and Verse. Distorted Legacy is 0 for 7 on turf with four runner-up finishes.

Rajiv Maragh would ride Distorted Legacy in the Breeders’ Cup.

• Vexor, the Nashua Stakes winner, worked four furlongs in 47.90 seconds over the training track for trainer John Kimmel in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint.