10/28/2002 12:00AM

Medecis joins Mandella's barn


ARCADIA, Calif. - Medecis, the French stakes winner who finished ninth in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Saturday, has joined trainer Richard Mandella's stable in California.

Owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, Medecis has won 4 of 9 starts and $203,384. A 3-year-old by Machiavellian, he won two stakes this year - the Prix Omnium II and the Group 3 Prix de la Jonchere. He was second to Landseer in the French 2000 Guineas. In the Breeders' Cup Mile, Medecis had a poor start and was never closer than eighth. He ran 5 3/4 lengths behind the winner, Domedrive