03/17/2010 12:00AM

Zenyatta back to the track


Zenyatta returned to training at Hollywood Park on Wednesday, jogging two circuits on a backstretch training track, trainer John Shirreffs said.

Unbeaten in 15 starts for owners Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta won her 2010 debut in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Handicap at Santa Anita last Saturday. Wednesday, Shirreffs said Zenyatta is on schedule for a start in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 9. Zenyatta won the 2008 Apple Blossom.

In the Santa Margarita, Zenyatta closed from last in a field of eight, weaving her way through the field along the inside before reaching the front in the final sixteenth. Shirreffs said the style of the win caused Zenyatta no physical problems.

"Luckily, she didn't even nick herself when she made that move," he said.

Zenyatta's older sister Balance, the millionaire who won the 2007 Santa Margarita Handicap, is residing at Mill Ridge Farm in Kentucky, according to owner John Amerman.

She has produced two foals - a yearling colt by A.P. Indy and a suckling colt by Street Cry.

Puglisi gets three-day suspension

Jockey Iggy Puglisi has been suspended three days, from Friday through Sunday, for careless riding in the eighth race on March 12.

Puglisi, who is winless with 11 mounts at the meeting, was cited for his action after the sprint for maiden claimers, when he appeared to strike his mount in frustration after finishing third aboard Harmony's Hope. Puglisi lost his balance and fell from the right side of the filly, causing an incident that led to jockey Chantal Sutherland being unseated.