07/18/2016 11:50AM

Distance the rub for Hijiki


DEL MAR, Calif. – Hijiki defeated maidens sprinting at Santa Anita on the turf last time out, then came the matter of what to do next. Trainer Mike Puype said that with the suspension of grass racing at Santa Anita the last few weeks of the meet there, his options were to jam her back in two weeks or wait until Del Mar, where turf sprints are run at the abbreviated distance of five furlongs.