10/28/2013 6:05PM

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint: Mizdirection draws post 12 for repeat bid

Shigeki Kikkawa
Mizdirection will start from post 12 when she defends her title in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Defending champion Mizdirection drew favorably in post 12 when starting gates were assigned Monday for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, to be run Saturday at Santa Anita.

Mizdirection is one of two females facing male rivals in a full field of 14 entered in the Turf Sprint, which is run downhill at 6 1/2 furlongs. The other, Reneesgotzip, was assigned post 4 as she also returns to the Turf Sprint after finishing third last year behind Mizdirection and Unbridled’s Note, the latter of whom got post 14 for Saturday’s race.

Other post draws in one of the best wagering events of the entire weekend: Jeranimo, post 1; Chips All In, post 3; Caracortado, post 5; Boat Trip, post 6; and Capo Bastone, post 9.

The Turf Sprint actually had 18 pre-entries, but three of them opted instead for the BC Mile: Obviously, Silver Max, and Christoforo Colombo. A fourth alternate, Tour Guide, is entered in the Damascus Stakes on Saturday, leaving the 14-horse maximum.

[BREEDERS’ CUP 2013: Fields with DRF odds and comments]

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Purse: $1 million; 6 ½ furlongs; Grade 1

1. Jeranimo (V. Espinoza), 12-1
2. Rock Me Baby (J. Talamo), 30-1
3. Chips All In (Moran), 5-1
4. Reneesgotzip (E. Maldonado), 5-1
5. Caracortado (G. Stevens), 8-1
6. Boat Trip (R. Bejarano), 8-1
7. Tightend Touchdown (J. Castellano), 12-1
8. Handsome Mike (M. Gutierrez), 30-1
9. Capo Bastone (J. Rosario), 8-1
10. Havelock (J. Graham), 10-1
11. Spring to the Sky (J. Velazquez), 30-1
12. Mizdirection (M. Smith), 4-1
13. Dimension (GB) (D. Moran), 12-1
14. Unbridled’s Note (C. Nakatani), 8-1
Post time: Saturday 5:05 p.m. Eastern