01/29/2007 12:00AM

Sunshine Millions Oaks Preview


Race 2 - Santa Anita
6 Furlongs
Sunshine Millions Oaks
3-year-old fillies (bred in California or Florida)
Purse $250,000

MISTICAL PLAN is very fast from the gate, and she simply found the distance of her last three races to be too demanding. She was stuck pressing the pace from wide posts in her last pair, and will appreciate turning back to six furlongs as she makes the important third start of the form cycle. She'll likely face pace pressure in this spot, but the multiple Grade 3-placed runner may just have the most talent of the group.
TOLL ROAD spanked maiden special weights in her most recent appearance, but she draws outside the other speeds, and may have to try rating. She has lots of potential, and shouldn't be overlooked at a price. SEKIRA has yet to win on a conventional dirt track, and she set a moderate pace in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez before succumbing to 9-10 favorite Jump On In. She'll face faster fractions here, and will be under the gun from her inside post.
TIZTHEN showed some promise early in her juvenile campaign, but tired badly in her last two starts of the year. She gets some class relief, and may do better if allowed to relax early.

1. Mistical Plan
2. Toll Road
3. Sekira