12/01/2008 12:00AM

Sassy Blend wires in Distaff


The 3-year-old filly Sassy Blend picked up her fifth win of the year Saturday at Zia Park, when she led throughout in the $55,000 Distaff. She won by a length over Five Star Daydream and paid $11.

Sassy Blend set fractions of 22.20 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 44.40 for the half-mile before covering the six furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:09.40. Alfredo Juarez Jr., was aboard the winner for owners Double Eagle Ranch and Jerry Nicodemas. Bennie Woolley Jr. trains Sassy Blend.

The Distaff was her second stakes win, which improved her career record to 6 wins in 12 starts, for earnings of $150,967.