11/21/2012 5:06PM

Hollywood Park notes: Mizdirection will skip Matriarch

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Barbara D. Livingston
Mizdirection, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, is being pointed to the Monrovia Stakes.

Mizdirection, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 3, will skip Sunday’s $250,000 Matriarch Stakes for fillies and mares on turf.

Alex Solis II, who manages the syndicate that owns the filly, said Wednesday that Mizdirection will be pointed to the Monrovia Stakes.

“We’ve got a long year ahead of us,” he said.

Without Mizdirection, the list of probable starters is led by the 3-year-old Dayatthespa, winner of the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland last month. Trained by Chad Brown, Dayatthespa has won her last five starts.

Other candidates for the Matriarch are Better Lucky, Emulous, Future Generation, Star Billing, Summer Soiree, Tiz Flirtatious, and Vamo a Galupiar.

Gypsy Robin sold to partnership

Gypsy Robin, winner of the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes at Keeneland last month and three other stakes in her career, has been sold privately to a California-based partnership, according to Solis.

Gypsy Robin will be owned by Jungle Racing, Bill Strauss, and AJL Productions. She has been transferred from trainer Wesley Ward to Mike Puype in California, and will be pointed to the $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 26.

A filly by Daaher, Gypsy Robin has won 5 of 9 starts and $498,000. She was second in the Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga in August.

Morey joins TOC board

Trainer William E. Morey has joined the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, the organization announced Wednesday.

Morey trains in both Northern and Southern California and replaces trainer Ron McAnally, who recently resigned from the TOC board, the TOC said. The winner of the training title at Golden Gate Fields in the autumn of 2008, Morey, 38, is the son of noted trainer William J. Morey.