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Creed Is Good: Distorted Humor's Jimmy Creed Strikes in the Malibu
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8th at SAXGI Malibu S.  [7f]Winner: Jimmy Creed, c, 3 by Distorted Humor
CREED IS GOOD
   Spendthrift Farm’s Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humor), produced by GI La Brea S. heroine Hookedonthefeelin (Citidancer) and a half-brother to La Brea victress Pussycat Doll (Real Quiet), made a new opening-day memory for the family after sitting a perfect trip in the GI Malibu S. at Santa Anita yesterday. "Garrett [Gomez] gave him a great ride, kept him out of the dirt as best he could," trainer Richard Mandella said. "He’s a good horse. He just had a bad day [when ninth] in the [GI] Breeders’ Cup [Sprint], that’s all."

Wednesday, Santa Anita
MALIBU S.-GI, $301,000, SAX, 12-26, 3yo, 7f, 1:20 1/5, ft.
1--#@sJIMMY CREED, 118, c, 3, by Distorted Humor
1st Dam: Hookedonthefeelin (GISW, $488,554), by Citidancer
2nd Dam: Prospective Joy, by Allen's Prospect
3rd Dam: Jovial Joy, by Rollicking
($900,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Spendthrift Farm LLC; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Richard E Mandella; J-Garrett K Gomez. $180,000. Lifetime Record: 7-3-2-1, $313,000. *1/2 to Pussycat Doll (Real Quiet), MGISW $797,183; and full to Funny Feeling (Distorted Humor), SW, $143,386. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.


2--Private Zone, 120, g, 3, Macho Uno--Auburn Beauty, by Siphon (Brz). ($15,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Good Friends Stable; B-Adena Springs (ON); T-Doug F O'Neill. $60,000.

3--Unbridled's Note, 119, c, 3, Unbridled’s Song--Siberian Fur, by Siberian Express. ($150,000 yrl '10 KEEJAN; $140,000 2yo ‘11 OBSMAR). O-Mike McCarty; B-Gulf Coast Farms LLC & Unbridled's S Syndicate (KY); T-Steven M Asmussen. $36,000.

Margins: 3/4, 2 1/4, 3/4. Odds: 8.60, 15.50, 6.40.
Also Ran: Drill, Guilt Trip, Fed Biz, The Lumber Guy, Politicallycorrect, Basmati. Scratched: Castaway. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
   Jimmy Creed reeled off two straight wins in July before finishing a game second, beaten a neck, to Fed Biz (Giant’s Causeway) in the El Cajon S. Aug. 31. A close third to his elders in the GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. Oct. 6, the chestnut never showed up when ninth in the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint most recently Nov. 3. Placed in a perfect spot along the inside behind the pacesetting duo of Private Zone (Macho Uno) and 4-5 favorite The Lumber Guy (Grand Slam) through an opening quarter in :22.74, he was allowed a two-path run when The Lumber Guy couldn't match strides with Private Zone in upper stretch and charged by for a career high. "The horse doesn’t like dirt in his face and that’s basically what bothered him in the Breeders’ Cup," Mandella continued. "We trained him behind horses and schooled him as much as we could, so I just told Garrett it was up to him to do what he thinks best. He got him out of the two hole and just close enough to where he didn’t get that big stream of mud in his face."

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