10/27/2011 12:58PM

Woodbine: Perfect Shirl tunes up on Polytrack


Perfect Shirl, who has been pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 on the main track here at Woodbine on Thursday morning for trainer Roger Attfield.

Patrick Husbands was aboard Perfect Shirl, who worked in company with 3-year-old stablemate Smart Penny, who had Tyler Pizarro in the irons.

Perfect Shirl, runner-up in the Canadian, would need three defections to make the 14-horse field for the Filly and Mare Turf but three of the horses in the main body of the field have listed the Breeders’ Cup Turf as their first preference.