04/03/2011 3:11PM

Santa Anita: Misremembered goes slow and easy in Oaklawn Handicap tune-up


ARCADIA, Calif.- Not all of trainer Bob Baffert’s horses work fast.

Sunday at Santa Anita, Misremembered, one of Baffert’s leading older horses, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80, his final workout before the $350,000 Oaklawn Handicap in Arkansas next Saturday.

“I wanted him to go a little quicker,” Baffert said. “He’s ready for the race. The way he worked the other day, he was pretty impressive.”

On March 29 at Santa Anita, Misremembered worked six furlongs in 1:09.60.

Baffert was not too concerned about a slower time for Misremembered on Sunday, considering that jockey Martin Garcia, who was aboard for the work, never urged the 5-year-old.

“I think he was scared to go too fast,” Baffert said of Garcia.

The winner of the 2010 Santa Anita Handicap, Misremembered had made one start this year, winning the Santana Mile on the main track on March 6.

Misremembered was the most prominent horse to work at Santa Anita on Sunday.

Twirling Candy breezes four furlongs

At Hollywood Park, Twirling Candy, the winner of the Malibu Stakes and Strub Stakes earlier at this meeting, worked a half-mile in 46 seconds, his first workout since a troubled fifth in the Santa Anita Handicap on March 5.

Trainer John Sadler said the $500,000 Met Mile at Belmont Park on May 30 is a long-term goal. A prep race has not been determined, he said.

Zazu, the winner of the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes in February and the runner-up in the Santa Anita Oaks on March 5, worked five furlongs in 1:02. Sadler confirmed that Zazu will make her next start in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6 without a prep race in April.