05/17/2010 11:00PM

Sweet Repent getting ready


MIAMI - Sweet Repent, who went to the farm this winter riding a five-race winning streak, posted her first work on the comeback trail here Saturday, breezing an easy three furlongs in 38.60 seconds.

Trained by David Braddy, Sweet Repent steadily ascended the filly-and-mare handicap division, closing her 3-year-old campaign last year with four straight victories at Calder, including a nose victory in the Grade 3 Stage Door Betty Handicap in late December. She returned five weeks later and dominated the Sunshine Million Distaff at Gulfstream Park before going to the farm.

Braddy said he has had Sweet Repent back in his barn for about two weeks and that he has not picked a race for her return.

"Mike said he has a little overnight stakes on July 1 that would fit her," said Braddy referring to racing secretary Mike Anifantis. "We'll just have to see if she's ready for that. Otherwise, I see no reason why we can't follow a similar schedule as she had last year, including the Sunshine Millions, although I'm definitely not ruling out the possibility she could ship out of town sometime during the second half of the season."

Paizano euthanized at 3

Paizano, trainer Bill White's promising 3-year-old, broke down suddenly while cruising on the lead approaching the quarter pole in Saturday's 10th race. A son of Formal Dinner, Paizano had won three of his first seven starts and had Beyer Speed Figures of 94 and 92 at Gulfstream Park in his two outings before the Sarutrday race. He also set Gulfstream's 5 1/2-furlong track record of 1:03 earlier this winter.

Paizano was euthanized on the track. Jockey Luis Saez walked away from the spill unscathed and accepted his final two mounts on the card.

Paizano went off as the 1-9 favorite and had taken nearly 97 percent of the money bet into a $165,000 show pool. Rickyontherun, who avoided the fallen leader, went on to capture the first-level allowance race. He paid $23.40 to win, but $36 to show as a result of the heavy action on the favorite. Runner-up Numb Lips and third-place finisher Smoking the Field returned $42 and $43 to show.

Two juveniles flash their potential

A couple of 2-year-olds scored promising debut victories Saturday. Cheyann Belief cruised to a 10-length win in the fourth race, and Miss Sarah Brown led wire to wire about an hour later in the filly split of the same 4 1/2-furlong dash.

Cheyann Belief, a son of prolific debut sire D'wildcat, won off by himself despite failing to change leads through the stretch and while finishing in hand under leading rider Manoel Cruz. Cheyann Belief is trained by Joe Calascibetta, who also developed multiple graded stakes winner D'Funnybone before selling him privately last summer. Cheyann Belief completed the distance in 53.21 seconds and earned a 79 Beyer.

Miss Sarah Brown, from the first crop of Mass Media, scored a 1 1/4-length win over another Mass Media filly, Luna Grande, in the sixth race. Miss Sarah Brown is trained by Larry Bates and earned a 70 Beyer Speed Figure after covering the distance in 53.67 seconds.

Delgado rides two winners Sunday

Apprentice John Delgado lost three pounds from his 10-pound allowance after recording his fifth win, which came aboard Mr Gold Prospect in Sunday's second race. Delgado returned a couple of hours later to register the afternoon's biggest surprise, aboard Left You Behind, who won his maiden at 60-1 for trainer Fred Warren in the sixth race.

Anyone's race in allowance feature

A wide-open field of fillies and mares will go 1 1/8 miles on the turf in Thursday's $28,000 optional claiming feature.

Vying for favoritism are Who Plays Brahms, making her first start since being transferred to trainer Gilberto Zerpa, and with Prime Precision and Dream With Us.